Friday, March 27, 2009
Scrabble Tile Pendants
Aren't these cute? I've long admired the scrabble tile pendants I've seen in many Etsy shops. When I discovered directions on Annie Howes Keepsakes, and suddenly found myself armed with a supply of tiles, I thought I'd give them a shot. They're a bit more time-consuming than I expected (mostly due to drying time), but still very easy to make. Although I wanted the durability of epoxy resin, my local Hobby Lobby was out of it, so I used Crystal Effects instead. I initially tried brushing the Crystal Effects onto the tile, but the brush marks were too prominent, so I simply squeezed it directly onto the tiles with the applicator tip. This resulted in a finish that looks much like resin. The tiles pictured here are a gift for someone special.
If you'd like to try making these, head on over to Annie's blog for a great tutorial.