Thursday, April 3, 2014

Crafty Thursdays: Pulp Fiction Pendant

Good friends came to help with this week's craft: a book cover pendant. Janet (who came in all the way from our Portland office) and Pat helped me with this craft. 

We had a great time and made many pendants. This craft was is easier than many that we've tried and we didn't suffer as many casualties as usual. 

If you can use Word, print, glue and cut, then you can make these. And I think the pendants look much better in person than they do in the photo. 

To top is all off we're giving the pendant above away. All you have to do is comment below. 

Here's what you need:

1) 1 x1/2 inch glad tiles (I get these on Etsy and have found that this is the right size for book covers) I have use both dimpled and plain glass. The dimpled glass provides a less distorted image but both work.

2) Diamond Glaze (Michaels has this, as do most of the glass tile purveyors on Etsy)

3) Scissors

4) Silver bails (see photo below)

5) A print out of your favorite book covers (you can use any book cover really). This works best if printed out on photo paper. Regular paper will warp when you use the Diamond Glaze. You can find a wide range of pulp book covers on our Pulp Fiction Pinterest page. To create the document I pasted photos onto a Word document and shrunk the image until it was a little smaller than the glass tile. When it prints out the image will be slightly bigger than the tile which is what you want. Simpler book covers work better. 

6) Strong glue

The glass tiles. These are dimpled. 

Step One:
Take your color book cover print out on photo paper and apply a thin line of Diamond Glaze on top of the book cover. Make sure you don't put too much. Place a glass tile on top of it and move it around pressing hard to that bubbles come out the sides. Let this dry for a few hours or over night.

Step Two:
Cut around the image so your pendants look like the photo below.

Step Three:
Use the glue to adhere the bails to the back of the pendant. 

Step Four: 
Let the glue dry. Enjoy your wonderful new pendant. 

And you are done. 


  1. I do want to try this. My greatest challenge will be sizing the book cover. Great idea!

  2. I would love to win this! I am not a crafty person. If it involves scissors, its not for me!

  3. These look great! Glad to hear there weren't any casualties ( or were less than usual).

  4. I need to make these for my books! Thanks Deb!

  5. How simply lovely and such a wonderful remembrance for Agatha Christie! GREAT IDEA!

  6. Fun craft, and glad not too much blood was spilt!

  7. I must try this. Great idea for giftts!

    marlyn dot beebe at yahoo

  8. If only I were craftsy! I would glue my hands together.

  9. how neat! I love crafts!!! Rhonda

  10. Wish I'd known this when I was writing my Craft Corner mysteries! It's never too late.

  11. It looks like something I could actually create. I have liked the look of these pendants on necklaces and bracelets but thought I would never be able to make them.

  12. Thanks for the tutorial. Love to win the Agatha one as I've always loved her books and libraries. I might just try one of these. Judy

  13. Ah, to be handy. I'd glue my fingers to the glass, the paper, the rings and probably the table!

  14. Very creative and lovely. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Rhonda!