Monday, June 10, 2013

Photo Pendant

This project was a sort of belated Mother's Day present to myself.  I adapted the pendant from this great tutorial at Polish the Stars.  I loved the idea of having a piece of jewelry with all four of the girls represented. 

Supplies needed:
  • 1 inch by 1 inch photo
  • Glass tiles (I bought the ones I used from this Etsy shop)
  • Exacto knife
  • Bail
  • Super glue
  • Dimensional adhesive

The first thing I did was to find a close up photo of the kids that still looked good when it was shrunken down to 1 inch by 1 inch.  I resized the picture in a Word document.  After printing it out, I placed the glass tile over the photo and used an exacto knife to cut around it. 

I put a few drops of the dimensional adhesive on the tile and used a toothpick to cover the entire surface.  No bubbles!  

I carefully put the photo face down on the tile and made sure that the edges were flush with the surface of the tile.  Some of the adhesive oozed out and I just used a paper towel to clean it up. 

Next I used super glue to attach the bail to the pendant.

And then one more layer of dimensional adhesive to cover the photo.  

After making sure that everything was super dry, I put the pendant onto a ball chain.  Now I've got my girls with me all the time!  

Since this was such an easy project, I made matching pendant necklaces for the three older girls.  Now we have a matching set, and they love wearing them.


  1. Love your photo pendant! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I am going to make a few pendants this summer with my daughter, she will love this project. ;o)

  2. This is gorgeous, and would be so special for a gift! This would be great to link-up to my Create It Thursday's live now!

    1. Thank you for visiting! I appreciate the feedback. I'll be sure to link up!