Created by: Cindy Morris
- Clean the glass pieces.
- Cut images, phrases and paper to fit the glass slide. Glue images and words to the paper.
- Sandwich paper between the glass pieces and carefully wrap the glass with copper-foil tape. To create a tight seal, burnish the foil to the glass (a Sharpie pen handle makes a great burnishing tool).
- Use soft solder to seal and finish your pendant. Helpful techniques can be found in our blog post (linked below) and in Lisa Bluhm's book Simple Soldered Jewelry and Accessories.
- If you are using a jump ring for a hanging loop, add it now. (Choose a jump ring that is large enough to slide the cord through.) Allow the piece to cool.
- Clean the pendant and remove any excess flux.
- Attach crystals to cord with jump rings.
Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos
- Soldering Information
- Basic Jewelry-Making Technique Sheet (PDF)
- Blog post: How to Solder Glass Pendants
To purchase components, add quantities to corresponding "Add" fields..
- 1 ea #60-280 Adhesive, Crafter's Pick™ The Ultimate
- 1 ea #69-094-02 Copper Foil Tape
- 1 doz [use 1] #05-000-04-191 Crystal, Bead, Faceted Round, 4mm (Cyclamen Opal)
- 1 doz [use 1] #06-228-10-xx Crystal, Pendant, Heart, 10mm (color of your choice)
- 1 ea #69-052 Flux, Stay-Clean Liquid - 4 oz
- 1 oz [use 1] #37-422-1 Head Pin, 2", Standard (White)
- 1 oz [use 3] #37-136-1 Jump Ring, Round, 5mm (White)
- 1 box of 72 [use 2] #83-500 Microscope Slide, Glass, 3x1" (Clear)
- 1 ea #69-068 Solder, Choice™
- #69-417 Soldering Iron, Hakko®, 60W
- #69-271-99 Tool, Glitter, Four-Piece Set
- #69-389 Heat Resistant Work Surface
- Black choker of your choice
- Copyright-free images
- Paper towel
- Rubbing alcohol
- Scrapbooking paper