Glass Tile Pendant – Basic

Glass Tile Pendant – Basic

This free jewelry making project shows you how to make a glass tile or glass slide pendant using a printed image and some basic jewelry making supplies.

What you need

Glass tile or Glass slide (Available from jewelry making stockists)
Clear drying Craft Glue/Diamond Glaze/modge podge/Aleenes clear tacky glue
Scissors or Blade
Aanraku Bail


Take your chosen image and cut it to size to match your glass tile that will become your pendant, it should be 1-2 mm smaller than the glass tile. This allows the glue to seal around the edges.

Start by taking your imaging and sealing it with a thin coat of clear drying craft glue, such as modge podge or PVA glue. You can also use a spray sealer if you have it on hand. This seals the image ink and prevents any color bleeds later on.

Once your image has been sealed, you can glue it onto the glass tile/slide.

Cover the glass tile in a coat of glue and gently place the image down onto the tile.
Press the paper image down in the centre and work your way out to the edges. This allows any air bubbles to escape to the edges.

Once the image is flat against the tile apply firm pressure and make sure all the edges are well stuck down.
Finish it off by placing a little more glue on top of the paper (the back of the image) to seal the back of the pendant. Make sure the glue seals all the edges. If you are using modge podge or glue then give it 3-4 coats at least allowing it to dry between coats as this will SEAL it better. If you are using Diamond glaze or other glass like resin products then 1 thick coat is enough.

You can wipe off any excess glue from the tile using a damp cloth. You can gently sand any rough edges or any blobs of glue off once it is dry.

Finish off the pendant by gluing on your aanraku bail with strong craft glue or E6000 Glue.

Glass tiles can be bought from most jewelry making supply stores online. You can also use glass slides used for science.


  1. The possibilities are truly endless with this. I have been wanting to make some of these. Thank you for sharing!

    Jamie Brock

  2. Glass pendants seem to be all the rave right now, so I would think this would be a great item to add to your or my crafts. I like it; however, where would you get this particular glass tile and how easily is it to break? Is it heavy enough to be a pendant without being too heavy? I’d first like to find the glass tile and then I would be better able to decide whether to make it or not.

  3. You can go to and they have sellers on there that sell the stuff you need for this. For the tiles just look up Glass Tile Pendants and it should pop up with some. You can also get the bails(the hook part) there and all the glues.

  4. I guess you can make into pin, magnets just as well.
    and I’m NO jewelry person either but sounds good!
    THANKS 4 Sharin! Ü

  5. Has the glass tile been polished first? Will the glass shop do this for me? Thank you, Lisa

  6. Could somebody tell me where do you get the tile at?

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