Step-by-step: glass cabochon pendant


In the previous post I was telling you about the pendants I made for the mother-of-the-bride, for the mother-of-the-groom and for my bridesmaids. Lacking the time to make a proper tutorial, i’m going to try to give you a step-by-step howto for this really amazing yet easy technique.

In the following pictures you’ll see how I made the pendants for the the mother-of-the-groom (and also for mother-of-the-bride). The message in the pendant is in Romanian and it says ‘Thank you For Raising The Man Of My Dreams’.

step-by-step cabochon pendant v2

Step 1: Print the desired image on glossy paper.

NOTE: If, unlike me, you are using images printed on photo paper, go ahead and use the E-6000 glue to attach the image on the glass cabochon ( check this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p9MwIZae78). If the image is printed on glossy paper, the E-6000 glue will ‘dissolve’ the colors ….leading to a bit of a mess, so DO NOT use E-6000 on top of images printed on glossy paper :))

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Step 2: Clean the glass cabochon using a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol to remove any dust or fingerprints.

Step 3: Glue the cabochon to the image using a bit of universal varnish, decoupage glue or Mod Podge. Let it dry for 20-30 min. Check out this video for details:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHcoDEGAots

Step 4: Apply a dollop of E-6000 glue on your chosen pendant base.

Step 5: Put the glass cabochon in the chosen pendant base, applying pressure and gently moving the cabochon around until the glue spreads evenly.

Step 6: Let the E-6000 glue to cure for 24h. I know its a long time, but trust me, it’s a must.

Step 7: Clean any E-6000 spillovers and enjoy your pendant 😀

The next steps are optional…so, if you want, make a matching pendant for someone else and pack them up nicely in a nice organza sachet or cute little jewelry box.

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  1. […] wasn’t even interested in handmade jewelry. Still, with each pendant  or earrings, I tried something new and loved the result. So here some of the things I made, along […]

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