Crafty DIY: Glass pendants made from lab slides!

22 May

I made these pendents from glass slides used in laboratories. If you have a relative who studies chemistry, pharmacy, or medicine, most probably they have a few slide leftovers  from their lab classes. Those can be turned into some nice personalized items of jewelry. In craft shops in the States and Europe, you can buy these slides from craft shops, and they are called “memory glass.”

Jam anything you like (granted it’s small and thin) between two slides (clean the slides well so as not to leave fingerprints on them), and voilà! You’ve got yourself a nice pendent (don’t forget to glue in a ribbon to make the pendent hang-able). Go easy on the glue so it won’t show.

I sealed the two slides by gluing ribbon on 3 pieces (as seen above – first 3 from the Right). and by folding and gluing a copper sheet around the remaining two (see the two pendents from the Left).

I used craft scissors to stencil the copper sheet, as seen in the Top picture. I went one step further and glued rhinestones on the pendents after I’ve sealed them, and used a few dots of a stay-on glitter liquid to ornament the pendents.

As for what i inserted between the two slides for each pendent, I used fabric leftovers, ribbon, confetti, crepe paper. tissue paper, and gift-wrapping paper.

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