Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Make a Pin from a Glass Pebble

Before: Red Glass Heart
This pretty red heart was included in a flower arrangement sent to me. The flowers were a terrific surprise. They came in a really nice vase that we knew we would paint and reuse.... but in the bottom there were these glass pebbles that were designed to hold the arrangement in place. Some were clear glass. Some were red hearts!!! Yeah. The hearts were perfect for jewelry making.

We thought about waiting until Valentines Day but decided instead to make the pin now so one of us could wear it on Valentines Day.

Pin back and glass heart
Pin back finding
Heart shaped glass pebble
JB Weld or other glue

Step 1
Clean the glass heart with glass cleaner.

Add pin back
Step 2
Arrange the glass pin on the back of the heart to determine the best position.

Step 3
Glue on the pin back. Allow the glue to cure overnight or according to the glue manufacturer's instructions.

After: Glass Heart Pin by GeltDesigns.com
Related Tutorials
How to Paint Glass
How to Make a Pin Back

Further Reading
"Create Jewelry: Glass: Brilliant Designs to Make and Wear (Create Jewelry series)"; Marlene Blessing, Jamie Hogsett
"Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads"; Stephanie Sersich; 2008.

Day 52.  Month 3.  Jewelry from Found Objects.
Found materials: glass pebble

New Jewelry a Day.

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