Happy Learning&Designing:Glass Cabochon Pendant Tutorial

You must fond of the pure transparent glass cabochon with various sizes in round, square, oval and heart shapes.  They are really versatile in our daily DIY project.  Glass cabochon can be used with digital collage sheets and antique settings and mountings to produce a large collection of unique pendants. While today let’s introduce a fashion way to make glass peddle pendants: to use glue-on bails. It’s interesting and easy doing.

Let’s get started to learn this.

You will need: glass cabochons in various shapes, digital collage sheet or patterned paper, several glue-on bails, chains with any length you like, a pair of scissors , a clear crafting glue like E6000 Clear Adhesive Glue, Diamond Glaze, Crystal Effects, or Glossy Accents.

Step 1: Select the glass cabochons to the desired pictures and cut it out with scissors.

Step 2: Add some Diamond Glaze / Crystal Effects / Glossy Accents glue to the back of your glass cabochon. I use the E6000 Clear Adhesive Glue since I don’t have the above glues. Use sparingly, if you add too much it will bleed out the edges after you press the paper on.

Step 3:  Press your digital collage sheet  face down on the back of the glass cabochon .

Step 4: Press firmly to release any air bubbles.

Step 5: Distribute glue evenly on glue-on bails .

Step 6:  Attach the glue-on bail to the glass cabochon you’d made just now.


Step 7: Once it’s firmly in place, you can trim any excess paper from the sides with a pair of scissors. To protect the paper, we suggest applying a thin layer of Diamond Glaze to the back of the pendant as well.

Step 8:  Make adorable pendants the same way with square or oval glass cabochons.

Step 9: Attach the lovely pendants with any chain you like.

I made a bunch of these and they are wonderful! I love that I can pick one to match many outfits and they also make fabulous gifts!

To see more inspirations and tutorials, see Zacoo‘s Bead Knowledge Base.