Looking for a fast, fun way to create a personalized necklace? It’s easier than you think! You don’t need any special tools or skills; just follow the simple steps below for how to make glass tile pendants, and before you know it, you’ll be wearing your customized creation.
How to make glass tile pendants
- Blank glass tile
- Mod Podge
- Sponge brush
- Your choice of design, printed on paper
- Jewelry bail
- Super glue or E6000
- Necklace chain
Choose your image. Will you use a special photo? An eye-catching pattern from a piece of scrapbook paper? A map of a beloved vacation spot? Your business logo or monogram? The possibilities are endless. All you need to get started is a printed version of your selected image. For the pendant below, I wanted to showcase the spot where my family stays in Myrtle Beach, so I did an image search, scaled my favorite map to fit my 25mm square tile, and printed it out. Glass tiles are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, so choose whichever you like best.
Trim your image to the same size as your tile.
Attach your image with Mod Podge. Use a sponge brush to apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of your glass tile. Place your image face-down on top of the Mod Podge. At first, you’ll see white streaks through the glass, but it will dry completely clear. You can also add a little sparkle by using the Mod Podge Glitter formula!
Seal it. Once the initial coat is dry, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of your image to seal the design to the glass.
Attach a jewelry bail. Use super glue or E6000 to attach a bail to your pendant. Thread a chain through the bail, and your necklace is ready to wear.
That’s it! Five simple steps, and you’re ready to model your custom creation.
There are endless possibilities for customizing a glass tile necklace. How would you create yours?