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Upcycled Domino Tile Pendant Necklace

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? 

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To see them all individually, go to my Etsy Shop

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Comments

Super cool! You should definitely share this at my Saturday link party!
Melanie said…
oh wow - those are so cool!
Tam said…
Thanks Renee and Melanie! I will check out your Link Party Renee.
Tam
Jennifer M. said…
This is a super fun idea! I love it!
Unknown said…
Total AWESOMENESS!!! This turned out SUPER CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I'm excited to be your newest follower! If you haven't yet, I'd love to have you share the 'love' when you visit next! Oh, and here's a link in case you hven't had a chance to register for my giveaway yet!

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thistlewoodfarm said…
What an awesome idea! Perfect upcycle project. I would absolutely love it if you would link your necklace up to our "impossibility" party. Here's the link:

http://thistlewoodfarm.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/a-journey-of-1000-steps/

Thanks for the inspiration!

blessings,
karianne
Digger said…
SOOO Cool!! I LOVE those!! What a great idea!! Thanks for linking up with us at the Find Some Love Fest!!

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These are so cute! We have had so much fun with this Find Some Love Fest. It's such a great way to connect and support fellow bloggers. We are now following you and we'd love for you to visit our blog.

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Tam said…
Hi Jayme and Mendi, just checked out your blog and I'm your newest follower - thanks for stopping by!!
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Thanks for linking up! Just checking, did you see my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?


XO, Aimee
Great idea! I love that they are dominos! Awesome!

Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!
Karah
designer rings said…
This just popped some great ideas into my mind. I can't wait to get home and make domino necklaces like these myself.
Therese said…
What a cool idea to recycle dominoes! It's unique and definitely versatile much like those bridal jewelry NYC pieces I've seen online.
Emilio.M said…
This craft will be enjoyed by me and my daughter, we plan to do some next week. Thank you for this inspiration.
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Maia Dobson said…
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Maia Dobson said…
Those tile necklace are so cute and creative. I think it would also be nice to make bathroom tiles with family portraits. Cool idea!
Those are really cool for gifts. You can have it as daily use or just for decor. Is it easy to have the machine to create the design.
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