Our shipment of over 130 NEW lampwork glass beads and bali style pewter charms just arrived ~ click here to see them all!
We've been experimenting with making our own cobalt glass bottles, using a variety of craft glazes and food coloring with our mini bottles. We found a great tutorial on Pinterest for DIY amber glass mason jars, (BUT, since we already sell amber glass mini jars) we thought BLUE would be a good color to try! You cannot find blue corked super mini bottles anywhere but ... you CAN make your own!
The basic project is very easy - you can tint our mini bottles with a simple mixture of food coloring (5 to 10 drops per tablespoon of glaze.) Mix into your choice of Mod Podge Gloss or Weldbond with a few drops of water, or drop directly into a tablespoon of 3D Crystal Lacquer, or Ranger Glossy Accents . Heavy on the coloring - it will dry darker than when mixed! Super basic: Try a tablespoon of white glue thinned with 5-10 drops of blue food coloring.
Use a small dropper, teaspoon, chopstick and / or painbrush to coat the inside of your bottle. Swirl your mixture and roll the bottle around in every direction. Shake out the excess.
Quick dry these upside down on a piece of parchment paper in either your oven (200F), or microwave on LOW for 30 secs to 1 minute. Take them out with oven mitts and let them cool off completely.
Art effects: The microwave producedsome bubbles in the finish which are really interesting, actually WANTED if you're doing an ocean themed or mermaid project. Just add our screw eye pins to the corks and you've got some intriguing little conversation pieces! Let us know what you come up with!
SEE our all NEW lampwork glass beads 10 packs here! Affordably priced, mix and match, have enough matching pairs for your jewelry projects without having to purchase full strands!
Also, see our new Millefiori mosaic butterflies and Millefiori smorgy 15 inch FULL strands! Customer favorites now in full strands! Great for matching pairs, earrings, jewelry making!
Also, tons of new Bali Style Silver Pewter charm and Pendant 10 packs with LOTS of great spring themes ~ Sea shells, mermaids, trees, fish, more!
Also, an exciting NEW set of incredible creations from Tim Holtz, the king of cool. See our 3 PAGE LIST for April 12 ~ here ~ check pages 1, 2 and 3!
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How to make typewriter key jewelry ~ nearly instant charms and pendants with our 20mm pendant/charm bases, 20mm glass domes, and our simple pre-cut typewriter alphabet sheet!