Monday, July 12, 2010

Glass Tile Necklace

Do you ever go to the Home Improvement Store or Tile Shop and drool over the specialty glass tiles? Well I do. I would love to re-do my bathroom with mosaic tiles, but for now the cost is a little out of reach. I wondered if there was another way to bring these little beauties into my life without breaking the bank.



I received these tile samples from a rep at Interstyle Tile. They specialize in unique and specialty tile. The tile they sell is pretty expensive so I was excited to get some free samples. I wasn't sure what to do with them though. There weren't enough to make a mosaic or use for a table top (or redo my bathroom). I was trying to think out the box and thought they might make a cool necklace! My Dremel tool would be perfect for this project! I could use the diamond drill bit to drill a hole through the tile.

Just a side note- my personal opinion; if you are thinking about purchasing a new tool and already have the basics; a drill, mitre saw and sander you might want to consider a Dremel. They are so versatile! I've used mine for so many things I never thought I would. I was lucky enough to get one for my birthday. My husband knows me to well. Anyway just a thought...



To begin I taped the edge I was going to drill through. This will help the glass from shattering. 



I just want to stop a moment and mention safety again. Dremel doesn't recommend drilling through glass but it works so I do it.



Sadness- this is why Dremel doesn't recommend using the drill on glass. It can break. Tear..


Anyway I drilled straight down with minimal pressure. As in my previous glass cutting experience with the wine glasses I stopped every few minutes to dip the Dremel and the tile in water to keep them cool.



Some progress. It took about 10-15 minutes for me to drill the whole way through. Patience is the key.



Ugh- this picture didn't turn out well but it supposed to show the hole drilled all the way through. But success it worked!!




The finished necklace! I think its sassy and original. Where else could you get a necklace like this?



So I am giving it away! Just become a follower and leave a comment. If you are already a follower just comment to let me know; and maybe let me know what you think about the blog or what you would like to see more of. 

This Drawing is now over. Check back to see who the winner was!










 

 

38 comments:

Kaysi said...

That is so pretty!! I love glass tiles too!! What a great idea!

Becky@whatslifewithoutwhimsy said...

That is sooo pretty! now i want a dremel tool! My husband HAD one but he destroys things.... I love your blog! I wish i had a welder too i said that already in your other post but really... jealous here! :-) Keep on welding!
I am a new follower!

somedaycrafts said...

This is beautiful! What a gorgeous tile. I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today!

Helby said...

That's beautiful, but I don't know if I have the patience to drill that long!

June said...

Love the necklace. I would not have thought of drilling through the tile. I love the idea and might have to see if I can find some for free or cheap. I'd probably use a bale on the back as I don't have a dremmel.

June said...

I'm a new follower.

Please stop by my blog if you can.

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Mal Pal said...

This is so cute. I never thought of making something wearable out of tiles. There are so many beautiful ones out there too. Great idea.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

That's a great idea! It came out very pretty.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh great idea!!

Staycee said...

Thanks for the follow. I am now following you back
Staycee ( Survey Junkie )

Tara said...

Hello! I'm now following you from the Follow Me Back Tuesday and I'd love for you to follow us at www.dandygiveaway.com. You have a fun blog! :)

It's a Hodgepodge Life said...

Following and adding you to my party.
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

becky said...

What a great idea, your necklace is soooo cute! I'm a new follower and look forward to more of your crafty ideas!

Estee said...

I just became a follower :)

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

I am a new follower of yours, and excited to be so. I invite you to do the same. I must do some more exploring here. I love my dremel, but find that the batteries wear down fast. Have you found that to be the case or do I just have a cheap one?

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

I absolutely do love this necklace and this also opens up all other types of possibilities for me. Thank you for sharing this wonderful project on the Boardwalk Bragfest. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

TheCraftBarn said...

Following you back...love your projects you have pictured on your blog!! Very creative!!
Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

Apron Senorita said...

Hi, I’m Yoli from Apron Senorita. I’m blog hopping from Trendy Treehouse and happy to be your new follower. I love the lime green necklace!! Gorgeous. ~ Yoli :)

Kelee Katillac said...

Neat idea! Love it! Happy Wedensday Gratitude!

Thanks for the inspiration!

love, kelee

Helena said...

New follower! I love how this turned out. Those tiles really are pretty.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts!

Rachel said...

Brilliant! Here from we are that family.

Heidi said...

Clever and pretty, I love the color! Thanks for linking to Heart and Home, come back again soon.
XO
Heidi

The Garden Gallery said...

Great idea! Just started following... :)

Sandy said...

Love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Tanyia said...

New follower as well. Thanks for the chance to win this, it is very pretty and you did a great job!

Kindra said...

I'm a new follower! I would LOVE to win this. It would look so good around my neck!

~ Jill ~ said...

what a great idea!!! I want to do this!!!

cruzermom said...

I love this idea. So smart and sassy!

Dawn said...

Following you.

AliLilly said...

That looks AWESOME!!! I'm a follower. Could you stop by.....check me out *winks* and follow me too?

:)

Shanny said...

I'm a new follower :-)

Simply Stacie said...

Thanks for joining Fun Follow Friday! I am your newest follower.

http://simplystacie.net

Julie said...

How fun is that??? I love it!

julie
itssewfun-julie.blogspot.com

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

sassy indeed, and good tutorial that prepares us for the reality of trying to make this...

soooo

i am inviting you to come link it up in our DIY tutorial linky party so that our readers can find you and your blog! http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-6/

it's a weekly tutorial party, so if you have more good ones coming, do visit us every wednesday!

anne maskell said...

Beautiful necklace! You have such patience! I'm visiting with sumo, hope you visit me too!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Wow those tiles are gorgeous! They make perfect necklaces - So pretty! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful tile and love the unique necklace you made. So creative (as usual!). Great job!

Roeshel