I has flicking through some photo's the other day that had been sent to me of mosaic jewellery projects and decided it was time for me to make some more. What is great about mosaic jewellery is that it can be created fairly quickly, often using bits and pieces from your tile collection and are great to wear or give away. So being inspired this is what I created over the weekend.
This dragonfly pendant is made by using two Silver Dragonflies and a Large Round Pendant Blank has been used as it provides a large platte to create your design.
Here are some other pendants that were made a little while ago.
If you would like to make your own, here are some simple instructions to get you started. We have a number of pendants in a variety of shapes and sizes, just click here to view them all.
Collect your materials. The choice of materials is only limited by your imagination but can include: millefiori, cabochons, glass beads, mirror, glass tiles and ceramic tiles.
You can lay out your design in one of two ways, either:
• Make a template of the area to be mosaiced by tracing the shape onto a piece of paper. You will need to be exact in your measurements as a millimetre too large and you design won't fit into the blank, or
• Do what I do and play around with your design in the jewellery blank itself.
Glue your pieces, for these pieces I have used Weldbond adhesive and applied it with a small paint brush. Tweezers come in handy for placing the pieces into position. Once finished allow the glue to dry and clean up any excess adhesive using a small tool (toothpick, pin etc).
Grout your piece (optional)