Monday, July 27, 2009

Secrets Revealed: Stamped Glass Nuggets

I'm revealing all my secrets with the Black Bird Reflections necklace. Last Friday, I showed you how to make the glass nuggets charms. You can use the same technique on larger sized nuggets and make a pendant. But to add interest to a pendant sized nugget, I stamped the blackbird design onto it using Pebo Markers from Markers Supply.

The simple steps to making the pendant are:

1. Choose a favorite rubber stamp.

2. Cover the stamp with enamel using the Pebo marker.

3. Stamp onto the flat part of the glass nugget.

4. Bake at recommended temperature in a kiln or oven as directed on the Pebo marker.

Tip: Grind the groove into the glass nugget before you do the enamel stamping.


TesoriTrovati said...

That would be a lovely way to use the nuggets! I have never heard of these markers. I will go an check them out. I still wouldn't be able to grind that groove, but it does open my mind to some other possibilities with them! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

Unknown said...

thanks for the tips! the stamps look great and it sounds way easier than I expected.

Happy crafting!

EmandaJ said...

Hi Cindy,
I don't know what it is about those pebbles, I'm always drawn to them in the craft shops. I love what yu do with them. It reminds me of the Victorian reverse painted animal jewelry like this:

I wish I had a glass grinder so that I could make some of those lovelies.

Have a great day!

rosebud101 said...

Wow! Cindy, the resources of information your provide. Thanks for the tutorial. What a great way to use the nuggets!