Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fabric pendant tutorial

I was inspired by the new 'Modge
Podge Rocks' book that just came out,and I wanted to try a project using Fabric Modge Podge. This pendant tutorial is the result.
First,take your fabric choice and coat with Fabric Modge Podge. This prevents the fabric from fraying when you cut it. I do this step on wax paper since it won't stick to it while drying.

Next,I sprinkled a neon glitter to give my 70's styled fabric an 80's styled. Everything is better with glitter,I say,lol.

I used a uv lamp for drying the fabric between steps. Normally I use this for curing uv resin,but I find it comes in handy for drying lots of different jewelry projects. They sell specially made one for resin,but I find the ones from beauty supply stores work just as well. The one I use I purchased off of Ebay,and it uses two 7 watt uv bulbs.

Position your glass tile where you want to place it on the fabric. Next use a generous portion of Modge Podge( I used Matte formula) and place it on the fabric. It will be really cloudy,but it will clear as it dries. Keep q-tips handy;they are great for wiping excess glue from the sides of the tiles when you press down onto the fabric.

Dry again,and then trim excess fabric. The Modge Podge does a great job keeping the fabric from fraying. Here I switched back to the fabric formula MP, and attatched a second piece of fabric to the back. Dry again.  Trim excess.
I used Satin Hard Coat Modge Podge for my final coat to give it some water resistance. I used two coats.
Attach bails using a really strong glue ( I like Liquid Fusion and Gorilla Glue)

Voila,super easy fabric pendants! I really had a lot of fun with these. Now I am going to have to scout around Etsy looking for super cute fabrics so I can make more!
This is my first tutorial,hope you enjoyed. Feel free to email me any questions,or show me what you make!

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