Two Glass Tile Necklaces

by Natasha Papousek.
(Lemon Grove, CA)

Two Glass Tile Necklaces by Natasha Papousek  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Two necklaces displayed on bust at a craft fair

These two pieces were made with the same technique.

The poinsettia is from a photo that I took near my office.

Two Glass Tile Necklaces by Natasha Papousek  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Poinsettia Pendant

The tree is from a scan of a painting I made.

Two Glass Tile Necklaces by Natasha Papousek  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Tree Pendant

I printed them on super-nice matte presentation paper, then sprayed with acrylic to set the ink.

I used Diamond glaze to affix the glass tile to each image, then let it dry for 24 hours.

Afterwards, I cut the pieces out, glued on pretty backings and bails, added pre-made chains and voila!

Natasha Papousek
Natasha Papousek Art

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Comments

  1. Natasha, it’s so cool that you used prints of your own photography and painting artwork to create these pendants! It’s fun when you can make something using multiple crafty talents.

  2. Great work Natasha,
    I would like to try this project and I would like to know what you used for the backing?
    Thank you

  3. Hi Carol,

    I use another picture on the back — usually something abstract — and glue it to the main photo. That way you have two pieces of paper glued together — which is more resistant to buckling than a single piece. I seal the back side with waterproof Mod Podge (in a turquoise bottle — dishwasher resistant after 21 days — not that I recommend putting jewelry in the dishwasher, but sometimes people get caught in the rain). So 2 pieces of paper (both stabilized with acrylic spray) glued together. A glass tile glued to the main image with Diamond Glaze. Once that is completely dry and set — I wait at least 12 hours — cut it out and glue the bail on the back with E-6000.

    I now have an Etsy shop so you can check out the photos of the backside. Lately, I have been adding inspiring words… optional, of course!

    Can’t wait to see how yours turn out!!!

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