Thursday, September 10, 2015

Map Pendants

Looking for a handmade gift featuring something special that can be completely personalized for the recipient? Look now further. Why not make them a map pendant showcasing their favorite city or their hometown? It's easy and they'll love that you made it just for them.   

Let's get started...

What You'll Need

Craft Fantastic Glass Cabochons - Assorted shapes and sizes. Whatever floats your boat.

Craft Fantastic Trays - Match them up with your glass cabs.


Cotton Swabs

Maps - Road maps will work well. I googled the locations I was interested in and printed them on my inkjet printer on inexpensive copy paper. 

Scrap Paper or a Craft Sheet

I prepared my glass pieces as I normally would applying Fantastic Glaze & Glue to the back of the cabs and positioning them on printed map images, firmly pressing out any air bubbles. I let the cab sit for a few seconds then wiped away the excess glue with a cotton swab. I let it dry a few more minutes and trimmed away the excess paper with scissors.

I had fun looking at all the fabulous map images available on the internet and then deciding what locations I would print off. I chose Albuquerque because that is where I live and where our home office is located. Minnesota is where the owner hails from and San Antonio just had a really cool map, so how could I resist. I was born in Owensboro, KY and my mom was born in Louisville, so the long rectangle piece of glass was particularly special. 

Thanks for joining me today! Next week I'll be MIA as I'll be on vacation, but I'll be back the following week with something new exciting, so be sure to pop back in! Sign up to follow this blog via email and never miss a post! Also, I post tons of giveaways and project ideas on the Craft Fantastic Facebook Page so be sure to follow there, as well! 


  1. I love the map pendants! But, when we were in a class by Craft Fantastic, we were told not to use ink jet printers to print our project - that we would have to go to a print shop and have them printed on the other kind of printer. Did the images hold up over a few days, or did they run? I'd love to try this, but don't want to mess it up!!! Love your blog, and look forward to it!!!!

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  3. Nice! I need to add "make a bracelet of places I've lived" to my list!

  4. Great idea! I would like to add that many used book stores carry maps of all kinds that could be cut into small pieces for these projects.

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