"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

August 06, 2010

Pink Roses for a Pink Lady

For my post today, I decided to finally make a glass pendant I have been wanting to make for a long time.

Here's what it looks like all finished:


I used the graphic below from the Graphics Fairy you can find here

I apologize in advance, some of my pictures are a bit blurry.  I forgot my camera in San Diego last night and only have a rinky dink camera for now.

Here's what you'll need:
a copy of a graphic, old pair of eyeglasses


 Glue gun, ribbon, scissors
Mod Podge and a brush or you can use your fingers
 a wooden bead, pink acrylic paint, Aleen's Stop Fraying:


First, cut out the picture and pop the glass out of the eyeglasses
Apply mod podge to the inside (concave side) of the glass with a brush or finger. 
 Once fully covered with Mod Podge, place picture face down so that it will show through on the other side (convex side).  Press graphic down gently to get rid of any bubbles. 

 
Once dry (about half an hour), use small scissors to trim the paper around the glass

 

Paint the back of your pendant with acrylic paint, I chose a pink color

When paint is dry, use hot glue gun to glue the ribbon around the pendant.  Fold your ribbon in half and start gluing at the half way point onto the bottom of the pendant working your way up.  This will ensure your ends will be equal.  I used 15 inches of ribbon for mine. 


Next, paint your wooden bead with the acrylic paint to match your pendant, I painted mine pink.  Let dry a few minutes.

Pull ribbon through bead
And wah-lah! a new pendant, just tie the ribbon on the back and you're good to go.

Here's what it looks like from the back:


For my Pink Saturday challenge, I'd like to mention a lady who is spectacular.  She crafts and blogs and has a passion for making very special things for other people, Denise Marie of Bloomin. Go visit her and see for yourself how wonderful she is. 

Also, don't forget to visit and enjoy other posts at Melissa's Looking For A Creative High and Beverly's How Sweet The Sound and Cindy Atkins Whimsical Musings 

I'm linking to the following parties; thank you Melissa, Beverly and Cindy  for such sweet and fun linky parties.











40 comments:

  1. Maria, that is a fantastic pendant! I love it! Such an awesome idea too! I have so many old pairs of glasses around here, now I can finally do something with them! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!!

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  2. What a fun idea! Love it!
    Thanks for visiting and Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs- Tete

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  3. I've never seen this done-what a great way to reuse old glasses! Such a pretty and simple idea to-thanks for sharing!

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  4. Good Morning Maria,,OMG thank you for your genius tutorial..now I know what I can do with those old glasses of mine! Love your blog.HPS

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  5. HAPPY PINK SATURDAY MARIA,
    YOU ARE AWESOME...I LOVE THIS NECKLACE...I LOVE TO WORK WITH MODGE PDGE. I HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING ALL THESE IDEAS AND TUTORIALS FOR FUTURE PUBLISHED BOOKS.
    LOVE...LOVE...LOVE THIS NECKLACE AND IT IS PERFECT FOR CINDY'S CREATIVE SPIRIT. CAN I BE YOUR BEST FRIEND...LOL
    HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  6. So pretty & clever too! What a great way to use those old glasses! I hope you will consider linking this up to my "Brag Monday" linky party this Monday, I'm sure my readers would love to see this!

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  7. Love it!!! Very creative! I've been reading alot about soldering techniques lately and am thinking you might enjoy that too. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  8. That is cool! I like the picture you chose~your pendant is really pretty!

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  9. hi! wonderful pendant! thanks for sharing!!!

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  10. Maria, what a fantastic idea! I would have never considered eyeglasses as an opportunity to do this! so clever and such pretty results! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

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  11. Wow, I had never heard of this project. What a creative way to make a pendant. Thank you for the how to!

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  12. I love the necklace too - what a great idea. Thanks for explaining it. Hope you're having a pink day. Sandie

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  13. WOW! What good thinking! Turned out GREAT! ~Bridgette

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  14. Such a nice way to repurpose! I'd love for you to drop by and link up to my new-ish repurposing link party Vintage Suitcase Friday! (it's open til Monday!)

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  15. I love to work with Mod Podge.What a great way to use old glasses.

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  16. I would never have thought to use old glasses like this! Great project~ thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. How clever are you! Who would have thought to use an old eye glass lens? This is really beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday.

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  18. Oh Maria--Hi!!! I am so happy to see you and this adorable pendant--how clever--and it truly shows your Creative Spirit!!! Wow--and a tutorial too! You are amazing and blessed. I thought your pictures were perfect--they look awesome! Thank you so much for joining in the fun on the challenge--I know everyone will love seeing what you made!
    Hugs and blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. Very pretty indeed! Glad I stopped by that is a neat way for re-using old lenses! :)

    Blessings,

    Christina

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  20. i have old lenses in one of my craft boxes and i've always been planning on making something out of them. thanks for sharing this tutorial!

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  21. What a great idea. I love the way it turned out. Very nice. I just found your blog, please drop by my blog, I am a new blogger and participating in the creative spirit.
    Smiles,
    Kim
    http://agypsyangel.blogspot.com

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  22. Just loving this Creative Spirit! Beautiful necklace and thank you so much for sharing the details! Never thought to save old glasses!

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  23. Very unique idea! very pretty.

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  24. This is such a wonderful idea! What a great way to reuse and repurpose old eyeglasses! Love the graphic you chose :)

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  25. This is fantastic! I love that you used a lense from a pair of glasses..Thanks for sharing.

    Wanda

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  26. I love the Graphics Fairy and this project is just too darn cute. I think it will make great stocking stuffers for my three grandaughters! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. the idea of using some old glasses is genious!!
    thak you so much for share!!!!

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  28. OH this is soooo sweet and what a great project! I love it. How inventive.

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  29. Love the pendant, a great idea.

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  30. Yor pendant came out wonderful! TFS.
    Have a great day.
    Marie

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  31. Oh, I love it!
    It really came out nice!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia
    www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

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  32. I'm so glad you decided to link your pretty pendant up today!

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  33. Oh, so brilliant! I used to have a ton of old glasses but I recycle them at the eye doctor's. No worries- there are always readers and a kid is bound to outgrow another pair before too long. Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic, clever idea. I love the look and can't wait to make one.

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  34. How fun and original! Very clever, indeed. I love finding mundane things, and spicing them up. If you get a moment, check out my blog and see how I've altered many a mundane item.
    http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  35. I am amazed at the things people do with Mod Podge. This was a neat idea.

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  36. Marvelous piece of jewelry. I Like it very much. Come join me soon. I am going to feature you on my Pink post on the 14th. Hugs Anne

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  37. Such a pretty pendant Maria, thats so cool what that glue can do, I didn't know about it.
    Great ideas you have!

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  38. Cute idea! Great way to recycle, and a good project to keep kids busy for a while.

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