Saturday, March 4, 2017

Craft Fantastic Springtime Pendant

Hi everybody! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset sharing another gorgeous necklace I made with these fantastic products, a new tray pendant, and a new technique. This time of year I’m getting tired of snow and thinking of spring flowers, birds, and traveling. And with these stunning images I could use over and over again in so many different ways. I just love them and I hope you will too.

How the marbled glass bird charm was made:
Last time I tested a coloring technique with Copic Alcohol Markers, see HERE for that tutorial. And this week I tried alcohol inks to see what happens. We all have them, so lets use them on jewelry too. Protect your surface, wear gloves, these will stain. I placed a glass piece on several paper towels (making it thick) or you can use a disposable bowl, and add the alcohol drops over the top of the glass. I started with several green drops to get it bright and 1-2 purple drops on one side. But not too many, or the green gets covered up and then it's all dark and purple. And I wanted both colors and the image to show. Set a side to dry. 


The result above is a gorgeous marbled effect that really brings out the colors in the Eiffel Tower image too, don't you think? It does dry pretty fast. But if you find it to be tacky to the touch, just spray it with a clear craft sealant found at your local craft store. 

How the Necklace was made:
1.  Pick an image. I chose this gorgeous floral Eiffel tower image and a vintage bird image shown above. Along with a few supplies.

2. Next I chose one of our new antique round tray pendants with a gorgeous scroll pattern on the back (which you can see below) and a stunning antique leaf charm.

3. Add several drops of Craft Fantastic Glaze & Glue onto the flat part of the glass round and place over the image. Too much glue can be cleaned up, but too little won't seal properly to the image. Press a finger over the glass to help distribute the glue, hold in place for about a minute, and then wait 2-3 minutes for it to set.

4. Use a Q-tip to remove any excess glue around the edges of the glass. Once set, trim around the edges of the glass and cut out your image.

5. Place two Fantastic Jewelers Dots in the round tray, remove the red backing, and place glass round image into the tray and press down.  For larger trays you’ll want to use more than one dot. For more details, check out the Craft Fantastic tutorial HERE.

6. With pliers add a large jump ring to the leaf charm and the round tray pendant. String threw a chain.

7. Then add the small alcohol inked marbled glass piece to the bird image and add several Craft Fantastic Glaze & Glue drops. Use a Q-tip to remove any excess glue around the edges of the glass. Once set, trim around the edges of the glass and cut out your image. Add a Fantastic Jewelers Dot to the center of a small antique round tray, and string through the chain. And there you have a special and unique springtime pendant. 
Back of the Necklace Pendant

I hope I’ve inspired you to try these fantastic products along with your paper crafting supplies. Because the possibilities are truly endless! Please leave us a comment and let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by!  

~Kim Klinkovsky @mykraftkloset

Craft Fantastic Supplies:
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks-Farmers Market: Eggplant and Lettuce


  1. Hey Kim it looks probably forgot to mention that you cut out the bird image completely before adhering to the glass? Just wanted to clarify on that. Great idea...I was going to play with the alcohol inks today!

    1. Thanks Karen, but I didn't do it that way. I explained in step #7 above: I added some glue to the glass, then placed the marbled glass over the whole square bird image, waited for it to dry, then cut around the glass. Have fun, it's a great look.

  2. Can't wait to try this technique, Kim. I have used the alcohol ink to color the metal charms in the past. Never thought about using it on the glass. Great idea!


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