I love to craft with friends, even when they're 3000 miles away! Jessie, my friend and roommate at Prime Con, lives across the country from me, but that didn't stop us from collaborating on a project: Crocheted Necklaces with Scrabble Tile Pendants. Read on to learn how I made the pendants (affiliate links below), then hop over to Jessie at Home to see how she created crocheted necklaces for each of the pendants I made! Here's a sneak peek of one of the completed necklaces.
Scrabble Tile Pendants
Before getting started, invert your Diamond Glaze (with the lid still on) and set it in a narrow glass or something else that lets it sit upside down. Leave it for at least 30 minutes. Do not shake!
Select your letters, then set them on a smooth, flat surface. Hold the tip of the Diamond Glaze just above the center of the tile and squeeze gently. Allow the Diamond Glaze to pool toward the edges. If you squeeze slowly, it should make a dome on the tile without spilling over the edge.
If it gets too close to an edge and isn't reaching one or more of the corners, use a toothpick to gently guide it into place.
Continue adding Diamond Glaze until you have a dome. Hopefully there are no bubbles (that's why we inverted the Diamond Glaze), but sometimes they show up for no good reason. If they do, gently poke each bubble with a toothpick. Sometimes I use a needle if I have one handy.
Without moving, jostling, or otherwise disturbing the tile, let it sit for at least 24 hours. It will look opaque at first (like the letter V below) but will dry crystal clear.
When your tiles are completely dry, turn them over and use Supertite glue to add jewelry bails. I used three different styles of bails for the pendants I made for Jessie and her twins, Kyla and Vada.
Now head over to Jessie at Home to learn how to turn these pendants into gorgeous beaded necklaces!