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Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, February 26, 2010

Blog Swappin' with {Miss Crafty Pants!]

Hi Creative Crate fans!

I'm Erika from the crafty blog "Miss Crafty Pants". I'm so excited Stacie has agreed to swap with me for the day!! If you have nothing better to do and would like to get to know me better, you can read all the good dirt about me HERE.

Now on to the tutorial!

Pre-printed picture or favorite scrapbooking paper
Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue
Epoxy glue or super glue
1.5 x 1.5 inch piece plexiglass cut to size
Bail or jump ring
Necklace or chain
Plexiglass cutting tool, or miter saw

Usually..plexiglass has a thin layer of plastic protecting each side that 's perfect for marking. Leave plastic on until finished cutting. With a plexiglass cutting tool or a miter saw, cut a 1.5 inch strip from your plexiglass. Mark on the protective coating 1.5 inches from the end, cut again. This will give you a 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch square.

*Depending on the size of the strip of plexiglass you can get several pieces of plexiglass squares using this method.

Trim your favorite picture or scrapbooking paper down to size. Apply a generous amount of Aleene's clear gel tacky glue {found at Joanns} on the plexi glass. Press your picture or paper facing down onto the plexiglass. While pressing the picture down start from the middle and press outward in all directions. Wipe away any excess glue. Let dry.

{Mod Podge can be used, but it will leave streaks that will be seen at an you can see in the first picture. Aleene's glue works much better as long as you get enough on there.}

*If the picture is smaller then the plexiglass you may sand the edges with a sanding block down to size.

Once dry, apply epoxy glue or super glue to the bail. Glue the bail onto the back of the pendant. Let dry.

*If you don't have a bail you can drill a small hole into the top of the plexiglass using a 1/16th size bit. Apply a jump ring through the hole. Complete by adding to your necklace.

If you are using the picture provided in my download, it's already scaled to fit a 1.5 inch size pendant. Simply drag,drop, and re-size your picture to fit behind the template.


Thanks Stacie for letting me invade your space for the day! I am simply amazed by all you do!

If you would like to help Stacie earn a free custom digital scrapbooking kit and enter for a free custom plexi glass necklace template for you, please become a follower on my blog. Let me know in the comment section that you are a follower of Stacie's, and now a follower of mine. The drawing will close Sunday evening at midnight.
{Isn't she AweSome!! Go check out her blog...she has a TON of FuN ideas and helps!}
Thank you Erika!!


  1. How fun! I'm a follower of the Creative Crate!
    Rebekah {All Thingz Related}

  2. Also a follower of Miss Crafty Pants!
    Rebekah {All Thingz Related}

  3. I'm a follower of Creative Crate and now a follower of Miss Crafty Pants!!!
    Love the pendant!!!!
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  4. I'm a follower of Both of your Fabulous Blogs!!

  5. I just became a follower of both blogs today. Love the ideas. I can't wait to make a necklace...what a cute gift idea!

  6. Thanks for all the hard "blog work" you do to entertain us readers! I awarded you on my blog!

    :o) Courtney

  7. You have received The Beautiful Blogger Award! Usually here's how it works:
    1. You list 7 things about yourself, not already on your About Me page.
    2. You list 7 things that make you Happy.
    3. You pass the Award on to 7 Bloggers you enjoy.

    But - I understand everyone is busy, so if you want to simply enjoy the fact you got a pat on the back and do nothing - that's OK, too.

    Or, you could do it like someone showed me - I posted a link to blogs I enjoy and encouraged my followers to stop by and follow the blogs I gave the Award to. Sharing the Love! Either way - know you are appreciated, and enjoy your Award!

  8. And to add another award :o)
    Sharing some blog love! I've nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award! You can pick it up here - http:/


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