Thursday, 20 January 2011

Have fun making your own pendants

It’s easy to make your own unique pendant to wear. To make your pendant you need an object that has a flat back, like a cabochon, piece of glass, or perhaps something you have made from polymer clay?

You also need a leaf type bail as pictured below. These bails also come in heart shapes which look very cute. If your pendant object has a nice smooth back, you ideally need to scratch it up a little bit. This will help the glue stick when attaching the bail. (A hand-held drill with a sanding attachment is ideal if your object is glass, otherwise a small file or piece of sand paper should work well.)

You will need a strong glue like an epoxy glue to attach the bail to your object. If you’re object has an un-even front, then use a piece of blue-tac to keep your object in place while you attach the bail.

Place some glue on the bail and then put the bail onto your object. You may need to pick your pendant up and check you have the bail in the correct position. Leave the glue to dry and then check out your new creation!

Leaf and heart bails available from Chloe's Designs Jewellery Findings and Beads.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Glass Beads

It's been a while since my last post, so I would like to wish everyone a very happy 2011!

I have worked with dichroic glass for a few years making unique pieces of jewellery to sell. I always enjoy the moment when I open my kiln to see how the different colours of glass have fused together. I usually always look for glass beads to go with my dichroic glass pendants and earrings, and have decided to also start selling glass beads and findings so you can create your own stunning jewellery.

My personal favorite are the glass crackle beads as they come in an array of mixed colours and really do stand out. I'll be adding more beads shortly.

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