My metals/jewelry making class that I am taking has inspired to create some really cute upcycled/recycled tile art necklaces. I was at the thrift shop last month and I picked up this tin full of Dora the Explorer domino type pieces. They were in great shape and made of a nice heavy filled plastic/resin with white on one side and Dora characters on the other side. I sat them aside until this past weekend when I thought – I need to do something with those cute little pieces. By nature, I’m a big recycler. I love taking something old and making it new. I’ve seen these necklaces all over Etsy so I thought I would give it a try. So, while hubby was out and about, I plopped down at the kitchen table and began creating.
I had already downloaded a few art sheets specifically designed for domino size pieces from Etsy (these sheets are really inexpensive). You don’t have to use these, I just chose to. Leading up to this project, I had already bought jewelry bales, jump rings, and chains. While at my local Michael’s this past weekend, they had tons of jewelry findings on clearance, so I grabbed some really cute ones to add to some of the finished necklaces.
I used modge podge, modge podge dimensional and E6000 glue (in the future, I may switch to Diamond Glaze in lieu of the modge podge dimensional).
I glued my art design to the tile and allowed it to dry. I then put several coats of modge podge dimensional as the top coat to give it shine and protection. I then glued the jewelry bale to the back of the tile with the E6000 glue and allowed it to dry. On a few of the pieces, I added some bling for extra affect! I LOVE the way they turned out – what do you think?
To see them all individually, go to my Etsy Shop
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