How To Make Mosaic Jewellery

November 06, 2019

How To Make Mosaic Jewellery

 

Mosaic Jewellery is such a fun project to make. Not only are they quick and in-expensive to make, they are very easy to personalise and a fantastic gift idea. All you need is a pendant base, a selection of mosaic materials, adhesive and a touch of grout - they are really that easy!

 

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.

Step 1:
Collect your materials. The choice of materials is only limited by your imagination but can include: millefiori, beads, mirror, glass and ceramic tiles. Micro ceramic tiles are a great material, there small size is perfect and earthenware look.

Step 2:
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.

Step 3:

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. You can also use E-6000 as the adhesive.

Once finished allow the glue to dry and clean up any excess adhesive using a small tool (toothpick, pin etc)

Step 4:

Grout your piece (optional)

MATERIALS THAT YOU CAN USE IN YOUR PENDANTS

  • Micro Ceramic Tiles - These gorgeous ceramic tiles are some of the smallest in the world. They are perfect for micro mosaics, mosaic jewellery, outlines or intricate detail within a mosaic. Made using a specialised process, they are actually molded, glazed and fired as tiny as you see them.
  • Decorative Embellishments - Mainly include beads in a variety of shapes and sizes, including flowers, birds and a variety of colourful beads.
  • Millefiori - Is a beautiful way to add detail and colour to your jewellery

We have a number of jewellery kits available to help you get started.

silver heart mosaic kit
flower pendant mosaic jewellery kit
green rectangle pendant mosaic kit
blue gem bracelet mosaic jewellery kit
silver bead mosaic pendant kit

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