Retired - 'Scrabble' Tile Pendant using 1-Part Resin

PROJECT N623
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
These are so addictive! Fun and hip, 'Scrabble' tile pendants are a fresh take on jewelry design. This project uses 1-part resin, if you are a fan of 2-part resin, check out the project titled 'Scrabble' TIle
Instructions
  1. Watch the step by step video on making 'Scrabble' tile pendants!
  2. A couple notes to start with: A) If you live in a VERY sunny climate, you can use the sun to cure your Gel du Soleil instead of the UV curing light. It takes longer, but it does work. However, if you live in an overcast area (such as when I lived in Seattle), you will most likely need the UV light. I did some UV resin in Seattle once, and after 5 days of it being in the "Seattle sun", it was still wet to the touch. B) Also, we are using a wood tile which is 1" square, this is slightly larger then a Scrabble tile. If you have a Scrabble tile, feel free to use that.
  3. To begin, choose your image. This can be a photo, a clipping out of a magazine, some handmade paper, a print off your computer, anything you like. We have chosen a mermaid design from the "Bathing Beauties" collage sheet. Unless you have used a computer to EXACTLY size your image to be 1" square, then cut out your image leaving some extra room on all sides except for the top.
  4. Using your finger or a small paint brush, spread an even layer of Nunn Glue along the back side of the image. Line the top of the wood tile up with the top of your image (this is why you did not leave excess room on the top of your image when you cut it out) and center it so that you capture the part of the image you are most interested in. Press into place and use your fingers to smooth out any excess air bubbles. Allow to dry.
  5. Once dry, carefully cut along the edges so that the paper is flush with your wood. Use your fingers or a clean paint brush to apply an even layer of Mod Podge over the top of the image/tile. Let dry.
  6. Squeeze about a dime size amount of resin onto the middle of your tile pendant. Starting from the "glob" of resin in the center, using the tip of your small resin bottle, push the resin towards the edges. Work slowly and carefully, just keep pushing the resin to the edges -the surface tension will keep the resin from going over the edge if you carefully push it. If you need to add more resin, add it to the middle again, do not try to add it to the outer edges. Once happy with your resin, gently place your tile onto a flat piece of paper such as a folded over post-it note or piece of card stock. Use this sheet of paper as a tray to place your tile into the bed of your UV curing light. Let the tile cure under the light for 15 minutes. You can now remove and go onto the next step.
  7. Turn your now fully hardened pendant upside down. Using a toothpick or small piece of wire as an applicator, place a small amount of E6000 on the flat glue-on side of your Aanraku pendant bail. Center on the back side of your tile and press into place. Let dry.
  8. String your ball chain through the bail loop. If you purchased a pre-made ball chain necklace, it will already have the connector clasp on one end. If you purchased ball chain by the foot and a connector clasp separately, cut the ball chain to the desired length and "snap" the connector clasp into place.
  9. Enjoy your fun new necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BWD-9000 - Natural Wood Square Collage Jewelry Pendant Tiles 25mm (1 Inch) 24 Tiles
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9503 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Bathing Beauties For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4242 - Aanraku, Heart Shaped Glue-On Pendant Bails, Large, 10 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2001 - Genuine Stainless Steel Ball Chain 2.4mm - Bulk Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-2001 - Stainless Steel Ball Chain Connector Clasps - Fits 2.4mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1041 - Mod Podge Gloss All-In-One Decoupage Sealer / Glue / Finish (4 fl. oz. )
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1017 - Gel Du Soleil UV Epoxy Dimensional Gloss for Crafts & Jewelry 0.3 Fl. Oz.
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-1510 - Lisa Pavelka Magic Gloss 9 watt UV Resin Curing Light
Additional Information
Ingredients BWD-9000, XTL-9503, FCO-4242, CHA-2001, FCL-2001, XTL-1054, XTL-1031, XTL-1041, XTL-1017,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Natural Wood Square Collage Jewelry Pendant Tiles 25mm (1 Inch) 24 Tiles
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: BWD-9000
Stainless Steel Ball Chain 2.4mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$0.94 / Package | SKU: CHA-2001
Stainless Steel Ball Chain Connector Clasps - Fits 2.4mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: FCL-2001
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
Mod Podge Gloss All-In-One Decoupage Sealer / Glue / Finish (4 fl. oz. )
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 fl. oz..
$5.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-1041
Gel Du Soleil UV Epoxy Dimensional Gloss for Crafts & Jewelry 0.3 Fl. Oz.
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 3 Fl. oz.
$10.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-1017
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Lisa Pavelka Magic Gloss 9 watt UV Resin Curing Light
$33.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1510

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