Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Pendant How To

 When we did our tatting pendant projects, we started with Tim Holtz facets.  I really wanted the ones with the indent that you can fill but they weren't available locally.  I debated between the different shapes and the packages of all the same shapes.  The multiple shapes won out.  Purchased at JoAnn Superstore
 I had wanted to try DG3 art gel because I had read such good things about it, but once again neither Diamond Glaze or DG# was available locally so I bought Inkssentials Glossy Accents - supposed to be the exact same as Diamond Glaze.  I found this at Craft Warehouse (a chain in the Pacific Northwest).

 The next step is to find a fun pattern that ends up really small.  I did some bluebirds of happiness.  Teresa made an angel for mom, GirlFarFromHome made a gorgeous and Teresa made a beautiful for herself.  You saw those in Teresa's post.
The rest was trial and error.  Your put the tatting on the back of the pendant shape and put a THIN layer to attach it.  Believe me we used really thick layers and that was NOT the way to go.  Several light layers gave a much better result.

Happy Tatting.
 Teresa - show us how to use this with our tatting!  Please!!!!!


Gina said...

hmmm...I have some diamond glaze and I also have some plastic shapes of one kind or another...will have to dig...and lots of little shuttle endings. Oh...I got the glaze and some glass squares to make something else I have yet to get to. Oh stop me! I do not have time to do this now! Stop! Stop!

Anika said...

How cool! This is going on my to-do list. (:

Dena said...

Teresa has the makings for tatting in glass pendants.
Maybe she will make some and blog about it for Tatting Tea Tuesday.
Everyone ask her very nicely, like this -


Kathy Niklewicz said...

I REALLY appreciate this information! I love this idea! The two-part epoxy systems seemed to be so messy, and I never saw the faceted molds before.

Thanks for the brand names and the explanation of how you did this!

Bri's Bits said...

I have never used this type, I have only used the kind where you mix the 2 resins together... I have done a lot of different things with it, but not this and not this product