Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Distressed Glass Tile Charms Pt II

Back with Part II of the Distressed Glass Tile Charms!
If you recall yesterday I explained how to remove the color and plastic web residue with a rotary tool in Distressed Glass Tile Charms Part I.
Now we're going to finish the charm off...

Instructions:
1. You'll notice that the rotary tool gave the glass tile a frosted look. To restore the crystal clear look it is very important to use a sufficient amount of Glossy Accents (or other clear resin). Squirt a good amount of GA on the back of the tile (where you removed the color) and spread it around so there is a pretty thick layer over the entire back right out to the edges. You will need enough GA to fill in all of the tiny grooves created by the diamond bit and secure your photo to the tile. In this case more is better. You will be able to clean any excess away after the tile is finished.
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2. Place the tile GA side down over your vintage image. I am using an image from Vintage Image Craft!! Slide it around until the image is centered as desired. DO NOT push down too hard once it has been centered. You may push too much of the GA out from between the tile and image creating air holes and pockets which will distort the finished charm. The tile will settle on it's own. You can see where a bit of the GA has seaped out under the edges.

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3. Once the image has dried completely, trim away the excess paper.
4. Sand any rough edges of the trimmed paper for a nice smooth finish.
5. (optional) This step is totally up to you but I think it is what makes these charms even better than most of the charms for sale on etsy or elsewhere.... Add a cool bit of pattern paper, ephemera or other paper to the back of the charm. I like to use vintage sheet music, dictionary pages or foriegn text. A thin layer of GA is perfectly fine for this step.

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6. After the backing layer has dried, trim and sand the edges.
7. Again, this step is optional ~ I like to ink around the edges of the back with Distress Ink and my Ink Blending Tool. Just adds a nice finished look to the charm.
8. Apply a final layer of Glossy Accents to seal the back of the charm. Let dry completely.

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9. After the GA has dried, affix desired jewelry finding with a strong jewelry glue.

ENJOY!!
And here are just a few of the Distressed Glass Tile Charms I have made...
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NOW,
Would you like to give this a try?
Well if you would simply post a message to be entered to win one of 5 sets of colored glass tiles!!! Each winner will receive 5 glass tiles in various colors to create charms of their very own.
AND
I will ALSO give away 5 finished charms!!
SO YOU HAVE 10
YES 10
Chances to win!!!!
You have until 5-23 to enter to win!
Good Luck Everyone!!!

47 comments:

  1. That is very cool! Is there another way to do this if you don't have that tool? Hmmm.... wonder what they have at Michaels. Like I need another project...

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  2. Roni -

    These charms are just outstanding! They are so pretty, I just love how they came out! I think I will be visiting Home Depot and Lowes this weekend - LOL! All kidding aside, I really love these, your creativty just amazes me!

    Elaine Allen

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  3. Love this idea. You come up with things I would never think of! You are so creative...thanks for sharing!

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  4. Very impressed with your master class and definitely want to try to do as well! I am in great worship your blog and your work, Thank you very much!

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  5. Very cool idea! I like to make jewelry and will have to find some of these little tiles to play with.

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  6. These are fabulous! I have been wanting to make these for a long time!

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  7. Gorgeous charms! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Well of course we want to try it ourselves! These look great! I need some of those tiles! Another great project!!!

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  9. ok... this is awesome... i see these tiles all the time... now I have to save my pennys for a drummel... there is always something new to buy.... :)...thank you for always sharing such great techniques !

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  10. very fabulous and thanks for sharing your techniques ty for the chance too..count me in hugs janet

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  11. I love this idea! Awesome project!

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  12. you are just too cool!! love what you do!! hope i win!!

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  13. I'd love to try this, the possibilities are endless!

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  14. This looks like great fun! I'd love to try and make some myself. Please enter me into the draw. Thanks!

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  15. This look fabulous!!I love this concept and have to try it!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  16. Who knew you could take the color off a tile?! I'll be investigating this technique for sure! A little boost with some tiles, would be fabuous!

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  17. well these are so pretty Roni...tell me what you put in the hole tho? I like the wider look vs skinny jump rings I have used...Never thought to use these tiles but ...gotta try them...Thanks for sharing and a chance...good luck all xo cher
    ps...I really like rating your posts! as usual..NO DUDS!

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  18. Love love these!!!! I thought you had painted the edge to get that awesome look and am way in awe now when I see your technique! I need to make some!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  19. How you come up with these ideas is truly amazing - I wish I had your imagination.

    I wish I knew of this a few months ago - I could have made some nice charms for the charm swap i was in. I would love to have a go at these. Just need to hunt down some of the glass mosaics

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  20. Very cool! I love these, and it would be a fun project to work on! Thanks for a chance to win!
    DeniseB

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  21. This is by far the coolest technique I've seen yet - and one I haven't seen anywhere else!

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  22. This is the coolest technique I've seen yet! Absolutely LOVE these.

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  23. I would looooooooooove to give these a try.

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  24. Fantástica idea. Intentaré ponerla en práctica lo antes posible.
    Saludos!

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  25. You are right adding an image to the back makes these extra special.

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  26. Oh yeah! I would love to try this out.

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  27. These are really cool and I'd love a chance to win!!

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  28. Thos are very cool! I love the charms. I would never have thought of getting these tiles for charms.

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  29. You have the neatest tutorials!!!! I totally love how it has the frame around the edge by doing it this way. Accckkkk...add another thing to my "to do projects"!!! :)

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  30. Love the look of glass blocks and this project sure has that look!!

    Thanks for another great project, Roni!!

    Hope you're doing well.
    Hugs!! Nanette :)

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  31. Count me in on this giveaway for sure, and thanks for sharing the how to info.

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  32. Very cool! Love those little glass tiles, the colors are just great! Wonderful idea, Roni!

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  33. These charms are absolutely stunning! What a brilliant idea. Thanks so much for showing us the step-by-step - I soooo appreciate your sharing your techniques.

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  34. Wow, so cool! Would love to try this. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  35. THese are wonderful. What a creative gift. Love the technique.
    Carol

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  36. Oh Roni these really turned out awesome! I love it that they even look great on the back.

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  37. So pretty...and something new to try. I don't have those tools available but wonder if there is some other way to do the same process. Will have to take a trip to the local stores and see what's out there.

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  38. what a cool idea. would love to try this one
    debbi g

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  39. I'm so glad that I checked your site out after hearing about you from Scroll's Work Rubber Stamps! Awesome work with such creativity! Can't wait to see more, but your site should keep me going for a while! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

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  40. Very cool! I would love to try this.

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  41. Love everything vintage and you do "vintage" like no one else I've seen! I'd be thrilled to be one of the winners!! Thanks for sharing another great project.

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  42. I would love to win this! I have wanted to do the charms forever and maybe I can with the glass. Please toss my name in the pot. Thank you so much!
    Pattyjo

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  43. This is such an awesome idea! Love how you show tutorials for the things you make. We surely do appreciate it.

    Thank you for the chance. Have a great weekend.

    ~Tonya

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  44. I absolutely love this idea! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  45. Your blog is great,WOW is all I can say I will learn so much reading it ,I have wanted to learn all the things you have up and make it look so easy ,I would love to make them charms ,I going to make the stained wood tomorrow .Thank you for sharing Hugs Sarah

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