I have been working on my glass tile necklaces. I mentioned that I wanted to make them in an earlier post - here.
So, first, I needed to rid my small workspace of Tucker hair which was a project in itself. I live in a studio apartment in NYC - one "living" room (couch, chair, queen bed, a small desk and tons of books) with a tiny kitchen (fridge is under the counter) and a bath. Tucker hair is everywhere!
My first attempt was less than successful. I didn't apply enough pressure and bubbles appeared. The good thing is that you just have to toss the tile into some water, the diamond glaze dissolves, the photo comes off and you are left with the glass tile. Dry it off and reuse.
So, after some trial and error I have made a little progress.
A couple of these I haven't kept because you can see the bubbles. Also, I should cut them out first (to do during the next round).
The big question that I have resolved is what to put on the back. Above you can see one of my messages from the universe that I have put on the front, "Every Thing Must Go" - for the back, I played with pretty paper, left it blank, and I played with another photo but it just didn't feel right.
So, I have chosen words or phases that I have cut from the newspaper or magazines.
This photo was taken prior to the glaze drying clear so it looks a little milky. I also realized that I probably should have put the bail on first but, oh well, live and learn. This message, by the way, is on the back of the "Every Thing Must Go" glass tile.
So, even though, the project hasn't gone as planned and it has taken me much longer than I thought it would AND I am still not done. I am loving the figure it out as you go and learn by doing process.
If I had gone in with a complete plan, I would not have come up with the words on the back. And, I love this discovery.
Now, off to the day job. I plan to use my lunch break to pick up some more supplies. Eating is overrated.
What are you creating?