Luckily I had some of those flat based glass pebbles that the economy stores sell. They are usually used to fill bottom of vases or something. So armed with a few pieces of scrap paper and a cutting from a newspaper, some ModPodge and beads (of course) .. these 2 little pendants emerged.
|Quirky Handmade Pendants: "Lonely Girl" & "Tilting Winnie"|
CH0310 & CH0311Now that I find myself quite enamoured with these glass pebbles, I think I shall be getting some "proper" glass dome cabs - just to see the difference. For now, the glass pebbles have occasional ripples and "defects" in them which I find quite endearing and adds to the quirkiness of the pieces. And quirkiness is something I do like - because it is so organically unpredictable.
The making of these little glass pebble pendants proved to be both very enjoyable and not very hard. So the little how to below is gonna be quite brief.
How to Make Glass Pebble Pendants: "Lonely Girl" pendant
Glue the glass pebble to the image with ModPodge. I have seldom, till now, used much of ModPodge but I have found it to be fantastic. It dries absolutely clear so your chosen image is not obscured in any way.
Trim off the excess paper, as close to the pebble as possible.
Glue the piece onto a stiff backing (like Stiff Stuff). Make sure that you keep glue more to the center and away from the edges (so that you do not have to sew though glue toughened areas later).
Cut stiff stuff around the pebble. Leave a bit of seam so that you have that to do the final beaded edging.
As per my wont, I have used fabric, treated with plastic like Lamifix, for my final backing.
Photos of "Lonely Girl" Glass Pebble Pendant
|Lonely Girl pendant|
Photos of "Tilting Winnie" Glass Pebble PendantI found a small cute image of Winnie the Pooh (newspaper I think) and so "Tilting Winnie" was born.
|"Tilting Winnie" handmade glass pebble pendant|
Here is a picture of the fabric treated backing. I used a semi-gloss, plain fabric - also treated with Lamifix.
I hope you have enjoyed my little trip traipsing amongst glass pebbles.