10 DIY 30mm Glass Pendant Making Kit. 10 Trays and 10 Glass Domes. OPTIONAL 10 Vintage Chains. 10 or 20 Seals. Graphic sheet not included.

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Have you been wondering about starting an Etsy Shop? Or maybe you want to make some heart felt gifts for Mother's Day or for an upcoming birthday gift. This Complete DIY Glass Pendant Making Kit just may be the answer for you. Everything you need is included - even instructions if you opt to add the adhesive seals to your DIY Kit. Just add your own graphics or photos to personalize your creation.

If you already have a method to make the craft we have an option for you. Maybe you only want trays and glass - or maybe you already have some necklace chains - check out all of the options for creating your own personalized craft kit from our drop down menu.

If you like the graphics I created please feel free to find the link and purchase my instant download.
Here is a link to the graphic sheet:
https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/129802976/mother-aunt-grandmother-sister?ref=shop_home_active

Are you still struggling with Glazes and Glues? Have you become frustrated and annoyed when you see your glass jewelry pieces looking frosty? Do you spend way too much time checking on your glaze and glue to be sure the air pockets and air bubbles are still pushed out?

Finally, a simpler way to finish your items with great results saving you so much time.

Our Clear, Photo Safe Adhesive Seals are the perfect solution. You will feel so much relief, like I did when I first figured this out.

No yellowing, permanent bond, photo safe, acid free. Works like a clear sticker that is sticky on both sides. It is specially formulated to be photo safe and clear.

Completed pendants shown are not included. They are examples of items you can quickly and easily make with this new method.

You will receive - (shape/size and quantity are in the Title of this listing)
Pendant Trays
Glass Tiles
OPTIONAL:
Clear Photo Safe Adhesive Seals (10 QTY OR 20 QTY)
coordinating 24 inch necklace chains

INSPIRATIONAL GRAPHIC SHEET IS SOLD SEPARATELY. IT IS A CONVENIENT INSTANT DOWNLOAD WHICH SHOULD ARRIVE WITHIN 1-2 MINUTES AFTER YOUR PURCHASE IS COMPLETED.
Here is a link to the graphic sheet:
https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/129802976/mother-aunt-grandmother-sister?ref=shop_home_active


Glass Crafts are really very easy and fun! You will love giving these gifts of Love!
Here is what you do -
- Trim your graphic into a 30mm circle. You can either cut out the image with scissors or a punch. We have a set of hollow punches from Mayhew which are very handy.
- Peel off one of the backings from one of the adhesive discs. (Be sure you don't throw away the sticky clear disc - it is the thinner one. I threw away the sticker the first time I used these. Boy, did I feel dumb.)
- Holding your adhesive seal between your thumb and forefinger, carefully line it up with the front of your glass and press them together covering your glass with the disc.
- Using a burnishing tool (a curved end of a craft stick will work) rub the back of the glass to be sure the adhesive seal is without any air pockets. Burnish from the center outward. Don't get too worried if the adhesive seal is not perfectly centered on your glass. As long as it's not too off center it should be fine.
- Now, peel off the backing. (Yes, there are 2 backings on the adhesive seal - one on each side of the adhesive.)
- Again, hold your glass/seal between your thumb and forefinger. Carefully line it up with the image and press them together. Do the same thing you did before to be sure you do not have any air pockets and be sure the glass is adhered completely to your image. You can burnish the back again. You can press the glass/adhesive disc/image together with your fingers.
- Your image under glass should look clear and beautiful. You are ready to adhere your glass covered image into a pendant tray. We have included another set of our adhesive seals to adhere the finished cabochon to the bezel. (Or you can put a dab of E6000 into the pendant tray and press my glass piece in, making sure my image is straight.)

We include complete instructions and tips. Some people like to adhere the seal to the image first. I prefer adhering the seal to the glass first. Our tow sided directions explain both ways with pictures and tips.

I have to admit - making jewelry with glass is so much more fun now.

I used a lot of trial and error to get a method that works for me using Mod Podge and I still use that method for some of my pieces - like my 12mm items or items that I want sparkle dust on. But this new method using these adhesive seals is such a time saver! Check out our inspirational videos and tutorials at:
http://www.purplemountainbaby.com/pages/VideosTutorials.php.


Check out our inspirational videos and tutorials at:
http://www.purplemountainbaby.com/pages/VideosTutorials.php.
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Shopkeeper added information and helpful hints:

I wanted to take a moment to add some general tips, hints, explanations and comments to all of my listings. After many years on Etsy, we have lived and breathed helping others learn how to make glass photo craft jewelry, I recently felt compelled to make a list of random tips and add it to all of my listings. Please note that we do not make claims of perfection and absolutes as crafting has far too many variables but we are offering our opinions from heartfelt personal experience. Your opinions and experiences may differ from ours. We learn from you. Some points here may not be relevant to the particular listing it is underneath but if you are browsing our shop then maybe you will find something that is helpful.

~Glass Craft Photo Jewelry Making Helpful Tips:

Sometime newbies may need clarification on terms - the terms - bezel, tray, link, pendant, cup style, recessed style - generally refer to a craft component that you could fill/decorate with a cabochon such as a corresponding size glass piece. Glass size (25mm) fits a bezel (25mm), for example. Some people call all glass 'domes' even when they are flat - so please keep that in mind :) Please ask if you are wondering.

• In regards to glass, domed means the top is rounded and the bottom is flat whereas flat means the top and bottom are both flat.

• In general, the material of a metal craft component for jewelry in our shop) is brass, metal alloy or iron.

• Brass is a softer metal which is punched into a shape to create the component. The tray size can vary a tiny bit on the top versus the bottom just due to the mfg process. Bails are often soldered on and are not unbreakable when adjusted through bending or straightening. Do not bend or ‘straighten’ soldered on bezels, loops or bails as this weakens the bond.

• Metal alloy is melted to a molten liquid that is poured into a mold to create the component. Bails and loops are part of the mold and generally sturdy.

• Iron is most often used for chains for necklaces and bracelets. A trick to know if something is iron is by seeing if a magnet will attract to it. Silver chains can be brass as it tends not to tarnish quite as quickly compared to iron that is silver plated.

• Brass and metal alloy are not magnetic. Iron will attract a magnet.

• The color descriptions (with the exception of silver and gold) are generally the tone of the piece, not the material. For example, copper is a color not a material. If you wonder please ask us.

• The color ‘shiny silver’ or ‘silver’ is silver plated. Silver plated is a very thin layer of actual silver over a base metal. Gold has a very thin layer of gold over a base metal.

• Silver in the finish which requires care and upkeep. If the base metal is metal alloy the piece will not tarnish very quickly. Some alloy pieces can take a year or even several years to show tarnish, but it depends on other factors and can vary, of course. I don't think I have ever seen any of my alloy supplies tarnish in all of my years working with them. Brass, on the other hand, will tarnish much more quickly – as in a week or a few weeks depending on environmental conditions. Iron seems to tarnish the most rapidly, in my experience.

• There are ways to maintain the brilliance of silver plated items but it requires some due diligence. Understanding the reason for tarnish is helpful. Tarnish is caused by exposure to air/oxygen and oils from your skin, among other external factors. This starts the oxidation process. It is important that the piece is wiped off with a jeweler’s cloth each night and stored in the velvet crevices of a jewelry box, or between cotton in a box, or in a felt pouch, for example. These same principles apply to storing your jewelry supplies. Wrapping them in tissue paper and/or tightly in poly bags and stored in plastic bins is a great start.

• Silver plated brass that tarnishes is sometimes showing the brass from underneath, which is why it looks golden in tone. If you wait until the piece is at this stage and you use silver polish to try to shine the item you risk actually rubbing that thin silver coating right off the brass. This explains why regular maintenance is important. This same principle could apply to silver plated iron and other base metals, as well.

• There really is no perfect substitute for the beautiful shiny silver but tones we like, which can be considered, are platinum, which looks like a shimmery thumb tack, or stainless steel, which is a bit darker and will not tarnish. Platinum, which is also called platina, is tarnish resistant but still has some silver in the plating and is prone to tarnish but at a slower rate than shiny silver plated. Rhodium is becoming more readily available as the cost seems to be coming down on that finish. Rhodium has not been shown to tarnish.

• We are often asked how to adhere a graphic to a piece of glass. There are many ways but the 2 most common ways are by using glues or glazes or by using an acid free archival quality 2 sided dry adhesive seal that is clear and sticky on both sides. The quality of the seal is very important.


o Glaze and glues are used with matte card stock paper because the paper will allow a bit of absorption to help facilitate the adhesion of the image to the smooth glass. You will need to watch for bubbles forming and check to be sure the glass does not slide off the image.
o Dry Adhesive Seals are used with glossy paper because the seal requires a perfectly smooth surface and is already a super strong adhesive. Seals are sensitive to dust or oils. (oils from your fingers, finger prints). Due to the many variables seals can take practice but really are quite simple. I have great results using glossy laser paper because my Epson printer puts ink down very evenly as compared to the way the ink sometimes lays on the premium photo paper – I am referring to solid black, which tends to go down thicker periodically.

o Regardless of which method you choose, experimentation with your specific variables will probably be worth the effort. I have seen so many examples of gals who have struggled for a week or two and now years later have thriving Etsy shops and we smile when we think back to those first few days as we worked to find the perfect methodology.

• When using glazes there are some variables to consider. Will the glaze cause the ink to run? Will the glaze cause some trays to turn color (green, usually). Will the glaze adhere well enough? From my experience, glossy Mod Podge is my choice because, in my experience, the ink will not run and the end result is fantastic. Mod Podge is a sealant which is why the ink will not be compromised. Your image will pop. My paper of choice is Epson Presentation Paper, which is a matte card stock. It is always best to experiment and test one piece of glass and let is set for a few days to fully cure before you make a mass production and adhere it into your bezel.

• Another question we are often asked is how to adhere the finished piece of glass into the bezel? The safest and fastest way is with our dry adhesive seals. They are made in the USA by a company with over 40 years in the craft adhesive industry. There is no wait time, it is non toxic, and the adhesive is so permanent you had better not misalign your glass because you may not be able to pry it back out. You can use a jeweler’s glue like E6000. Be aware that E6000 can eat through the back of some papers and compromise your image. You may need to seal the back of the paper first. Epson brand paper is the only paper that I know of that works with E6000 and does not need to be sealed but I still advise testing your 1st piece.

• The glass is craft glass, not optical glass. If you hold it to the light before you attach your graphic to it you may see silica, which is an ingredient in the glass. This is not visible to the naked eye once you get your image adhered. Over the years, the glass has gotten much better. My personal opinion is that flat glass is very, very clear. Domed glass is the most popular and fits the bezels, pretty much, seamlessly at the edges. If you need optic glass then our glass would not be right for you.

• We sell craft components. Not every piece is perfect but they are pretty darn good. We work very hard to find the best within the category. We even double silver plate most of our silver items so the silver is super shiny. We also have our glass packaged specially from the factory to minimize scuffs and damages. In bulk, the glass is packaged in trays so each piece has its own slot. Many customers buy the glass in 500+ piece bulk boxes now and love these new trays. Our smaller packs come in 2 piece poly bags or up to 10 pieces in a poly bag for smaller sized glass pieces.

• If you are looking for jewelry components or art supplies we may not be the shop for you as we are a craft supply shop. Please ask if you have questions or pick a sampler listing as a low risk test.

In conclusion, we are here to help you. I hope you found some value from my random list of helpful hints, tips and explanations. Please don't hold me liable for each word I say here and attack me with misspeak as I am trying to help people who want to be helped. (It is a sad day that I even have to say that last remark.) I truly wish you great success and happiness through crafting! It really is rewarding making your own unique piece and presenting it to someone who will smile and think of you when they see it each day.
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MUST READ!! IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL BUYERS TO READ:
~Crafting takes practice.
~There are many variables which can play a role in the outcome of every diy craft kit.
~We strongly encourage a first purchase to be a small sampling and will not be responsible for any loss due to testing your methodology.
~We promise to help you but can not guarantee that you will be successful because we do not know your particular variables. (printer, ink, paper, glue, finger dexterity, climate temperature, etc)
~We do promise to help you with more tips from our many years of experience.
~This list is only written due to a tiny handful of 'blamers', unfortunately.


FAQs

We process orders as they come in and ship daily by USPS. Our pick up is generally around 9am EST. If your order comes in we try our best to get it out as we stay caught up 24 hours a day :) Please check our banner and announcements for updates.

By all means. Please add a note in the box at checkout. Our turnaround time may increase by 1 (or 2) days because we will have to drop the parcel off at a FedEx drop off.

YES!! We ship nearly every Saturday, We try to post an announcement on our banner on our home page if we can't ship due to vacation or illness. Please check to be sure - but 99.9% of the time we do ship on Saturdays.

If you are having trouble ordering please reach out to us. We only ship orders to the EU by request due to laws which make it a risk for us. If you are trying to place an order but are having trouble please send us a convo and we will research the situation to see if we can ship to you. If you are in the EU then you must agree to our no refund/ exchanges only policy. You will be responsible for the return shipping if you decide you would like to exchange any merchandise. Customs and duty will be your responsibility. Sorry to be so harsh, but the law has encouraged scamming which hurts everyone.

Our items are intended for adult purchases and to be used by adults. Small pieces can be a choking hazard to young children. We sell only to adults over 18 years of age. By purchasing you agree to keep items away from children and indemnify seller of any and all liability. Buyer agrees to release Seller from any liability when making the decision to purchase. By making the decision to purchase our items you agree to be responsible for all laws in your state and country applicable to the safety and handling of the products and all other legal issues that may arise. Please ask questions if specific issues are not stated in my listing. We recommend that you request a sample to test. Thank you.

MEASUREMENTS - Craft pieces have descriptive measurements which can vary due to the handmade nature. Some people refer to items in inches and others talk in millimeters. Often times, for example, 1 inch and 25 mm are used interchangeably even though they are not the same exact measurement. We try very hard to offer items that work together and we can not be responsible for slight variations in size descriptions. 16mm trays work with 16mm glass, for example, We welcome your questions and will not be responsible for dissatisfaction resulting from artisan characteristics perceived by the buyer as flaws. Please request a sample to test. Handmade lengths can vary by 5-10%.

Many of our items are made in China. Items are made in batches and many are handmade. Each batch can vary slightly in color and other features. As artisan crafters ourselves - for over 25 years - we inspect each batch of inventory as it arrives and we try to add comments and updates to the listings. It is hard for us to know which batch each customer has had previously. Please, please ask us if you have any questions. We will try our best to work with you to get what you are searching for :)

Absolutely!!! We do set our pricing as everyday low pricing because we understand that many buyers like to order in small quantities. We do have a bulk section for listings 100+ which do often times have better rates so please check out that category and see if those items may work for you. Feel free to shoot over a convo and I can check inventory and see if I can offer a discount on something you may not see in the bulk section. Our goal really is not to run out of things :) without sacrificing on offering great quality craft components at reasonable pricing. Coupon codes are on our Banner and/or in our announcements under the banner. One coupon per order. Coupons must be inputted by the buyer. Throughout the year we offer Freebie listing.

Yes - you can find tracking located on your receipt in Etsy. There is a link for updates right on your receipt (upper right corner) for your convenience. Your receipt is found under "YOU" "PURCHASES". We also have a listing on our featured area under the banner for upgrades.

In general, our supplies need no real care with the exception of silver plated items. Silver always tarnishes when exposed to air. It will oxidize over time. In some cases it takes a year if the item is alloy or a few weeks if the item is brass or iron. With care and attention, you can easily offer shiny silver items without worry. First, keep your supplies wrapped up in plastic/tissue paper. If an item does tarnish use a silver polish to shine them up. If you are selling silver items to the public you may want to provide care instructions for silver items. Antique finishes really do not require much care at all :) If you have questions please just ask.

We process orders as they come in and ship daily by USPS. Our pick up is generally around 9am EST. If your order comes in we try our best to get it out as we stay caught up 24 hours a day :) Please check our banner and announcements for updates.

By all means. Please add a note in the box at checkout. Our turnaround time may increase by 1 (or 2) days because we will have to drop the parcel off at a FedEx drop off.

YES!! We ship nearly every Saturday, We try to post an announcement on our banner on our home page if we can't ship due to vacation or illness. Please check to be sure - but 99.9% of the time we do ship on Saturdays.

If you are having trouble ordering please reach out to us. We only ship orders to the EU by request due to laws which make it a risk for us. If you are trying to place an order but are having trouble please send us a convo and we will research the situation to see if we can ship to you. If you are in the EU then you must agree to our no refund/ exchanges only policy. You will be responsible for the return shipping if you decide you would like to exchange any merchandise. Customs and duty will be your responsibility. Sorry to be so harsh, but the law has encouraged scamming which hurts everyone.

Our items are intended for adult purchases and to be used by adults. Small pieces can be a choking hazard to young children. We sell only to adults over 18 years of age. By purchasing you agree to keep items away from children and indemnify seller of any and all liability. Buyer agrees to release Seller from any liability when making the decision to purchase. By making the decision to purchase our items you agree to be responsible for all laws in your state and country applicable to the safety and handling of the products and all other legal issues that may arise. Please ask questions if specific issues are not stated in my listing. We recommend that you request a sample to test. Thank you.

MEASUREMENTS - Craft pieces have descriptive measurements which can vary due to the handmade nature. Some people refer to items in inches and others talk in millimeters. Often times, for example, 1 inch and 25 mm are used interchangeably even though they are not the same exact measurement. We try very hard to offer items that work together and we can not be responsible for slight variations in size descriptions. 16mm trays work with 16mm glass, for example, We welcome your questions and will not be responsible for dissatisfaction resulting from artisan characteristics perceived by the buyer as flaws. Please request a sample to test. Handmade lengths can vary by 5-10%.

Many of our items are made in China. Items are made in batches and many are handmade. Each batch can vary slightly in color and other features. As artisan crafters ourselves - for over 25 years - we inspect each batch of inventory as it arrives and we try to add comments and updates to the listings. It is hard for us to know which batch each customer has had previously. Please, please ask us if you have any questions. We will try our best to work with you to get what you are searching for :)

Absolutely!!! We do set our pricing as everyday low pricing because we understand that many buyers like to order in small quantities. We do have a bulk section for listings 100+ which do often times have better rates so please check out that category and see if those items may work for you. Feel free to shoot over a convo and I can check inventory and see if I can offer a discount on something you may not see in the bulk section. Our goal really is not to run out of things :) without sacrificing on offering great quality craft components at reasonable pricing. Coupon codes are on our Banner and/or in our announcements under the banner. One coupon per order. Coupons must be inputted by the buyer. Throughout the year we offer Freebie listing.

Yes - you can find tracking located on your receipt in Etsy. There is a link for updates right on your receipt (upper right corner) for your convenience. Your receipt is found under "YOU" "PURCHASES". We also have a listing on our featured area under the banner for upgrades.

In general, our supplies need no real care with the exception of silver plated items. Silver always tarnishes when exposed to air. It will oxidize over time. In some cases it takes a year if the item is alloy or a few weeks if the item is brass or iron. With care and attention, you can easily offer shiny silver items without worry. First, keep your supplies wrapped up in plastic/tissue paper. If an item does tarnish use a silver polish to shine them up. If you are selling silver items to the public you may want to provide care instructions for silver items. Antique finishes really do not require much care at all :) If you have questions please just ask.



Reviews
Average review
(23)
As described and shipped very quickly!
Mar 25, 2018 by Kristen McFall
Very nice and exactly as described! Packaged very well and shipped promptly! Thanks!
Mar 4, 2018 by Laurie Gray
Dec 27, 2017 by Elizabeth
Arrived quickly, as described by seller.
Dec 19, 2017 by Sinbreaker
This item looked better than I thought. The trays and chains are very shiny. The shipping was super quick. I will be ordering again.
Dec 11, 2017 by Laurie Lane

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