I started with an old scrabble game I picked up at a yard sale for $1.00. I made sure to use the letters that I would more than likely not use in another project.
If you want to paint the edges of the tile first, go ahead and do that now. I'm OCD and wouldn't wear a black necklace with a brown shirt so I left the edges wooden so my OCD self can wear it with anything! The process is pretty simple.
After the tile was dry, I sanded the edges a bit to make it a little distressed then I added a layer of Mod Podge's sister, Dimensional Magic. If you aren't familiar with this product, it's amazing. Once you put it on, you will think it is goofed up, but it dries clear and super shiny.
Once the tile was dry, I used E-6000 glue to attach it to the shank then threaded it and 2 silver beads onto a silver snake chain that purchased at Hob Lob.
After I made the ones with scrapbook paper, I decided to print an image of my little guy at .85"x.85" on my computer and try it. Whadaya know? I love it the most!
The finish is much better than it photographs. The Dimensional Magic is super thick and shiny and grabs all the light it can.
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