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How to Make a Scrabble Tile Pendant

Dec 17, 2012

If you’re sick of making boring old friendship bracelets, then maybe it’s time to step it up a notch. Why not try designing a Scrabble tile pendant? These make fun, wearable necklaces that you can design with almost any image.

Materials:

  • A Scrabble tile
  • An image or decorative paper made of thick cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Cutting board
  • Tacky Glue
  • Mod Podge
  • Diamond Glaze
  • Small paint brush
  • Small craft knife
  • Glass or clear plastic cup
  • Silver glue-on jewelry bails (preferably Aanraku Bails)
  • Superglue

Directions:

Step 1: Cut out the image you’re planning to use so that it’s slightly larger than the Scrabble tile pendant.. As long as you don’t plan on selling these pendants, you can use virtually any image: a family photo, a picture of your favorite celeb, an image you designed in Photoshop, or an image already printed on a piece of cardstock. Just make sure your paper is thick enough to withstand the wet clue.

Step 2: Using your paintbrush, paint the back of your Scrabble tile with a layer of tacky glue, corner to corner. Then place your image on top making sure that it is in the same direction as your letter on the back. Then clean your paintbrush.

Step 3: After about 20 minutes, your glue should be dry. At this point, place your Scrabble tile letter-side up on your cutting board. Trim the overhanging edges of your image using your craft knife. But be careful not to cut into the side of your tile. The wood is soft so it’s easy to do.

Step 4: Using your clean paintbrush, seal and protect the image with Mod Podge. Paint a layer of it over your image and into the cracks between the tile and the image. Some people like to seal the wooden sides of the tile as well. It’s up to you.

Step 5: After another 20 minutes, you can apply the Diamond Glaze. This will give it that shiny, glass-like coat. When the Diamond Glaze first comes out of the bottle, it usually forms a bubble. So start by dabbing the first little bit onto a scrap of paper. Then apply the glaze around the edges of the image making sure that none of it spills over the side. (As long as you don’t apply too much, you shouldn’t have a problem.) Then fill in the middle.
* If you get a bubble on your image, don’t worry. Use something pointy like a chopstick, empty mechanical pencil or your fingernail to pull it out.

Step 6: Leave your tile to dry somewhere safe. Protect it from dust by placing a glass upside down on top of it. We recommend that you leave the tile to dry for 3 days. Temperature will affect drying time.

Step 7: Once the Diamond Glaze is dry and hardened, you can glue on the bail. Place a few drops of glue where you want the bail to go, and then apply the bail making sure that it’s straight and press down. If you use superglue, it will dry within 10-20 seconds and you should be good to go!  

Have Your Say:

What kind of Scrabble tile pendant who you make? Share it in the comment section below!

 

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