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Subject: Glass Tiles anyone?
Date Posted: 3/18/2011 9:17 AM ET
Member Since: 10/1/2010
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Does anyone use glass tiles for their crafts? If so where do you get them at? If you are making jewelry what are you using to affix images to them?

I have been looking about online and found a lot of places that offer them but I thought maybe someone knew a store that would carry them. We no longer have a michaels but we do have a hobby lobby..

~Jenn

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 5:43 PM ET
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Hi Jennifer!  I sell them through my Etsy supplies store (though I am out of stock right now).  They are nearly impossible to find in any store.  I prefer Diamond Glaze to adhere the images to the glass and a 2 part epoxy to adhere the bail.

Convo me if you have any questions!

Edie

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 8:26 PM ET
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Thank you Edie. I have added your shop to my fav's so you will probably be hearing from me very soon lol I did find some glass tiles and have got a few to start me off. Someone told me to try lowes or home depot in their tile flooring that they might have some..... I did get the diamond glaze, and some e-6000 so cross your fingers because I will be trying my first tonight actually smiley
~Jenn

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 5:32 PM ET
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i heart diamond glaze for projects

Date Posted: 3/31/2011 10:11 PM ET
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So my first run with the glass tiles wasn't "great" but I do have to say Diamond Glaze ROCKS!!! lol While I was using it on the tile I was thinking of a hundred other things I could use it on. I don't think I got a good batch of the e-6000. I don't know how gooey it's supposed to be but it definately wasn't glue-like for me....any thoughts? I am going to try more tiles now that I know I need more of the glaze to do the job :)

Date Posted: 4/1/2011 1:02 AM ET
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I'm a little late to this party but I'll add my two cents... Diamond Glaze is perfect for adhering paper to glass. a very similar product is Ranger Glossy Accents. As for E-6000 I don't like the stuff, although it is very popular with mixed-media jewelry folks. the stench is awful! but supposedly it's among the best stuff depending on what you are doing. about the bail, I think most people do what Edie says and use 2 part epoxy to adhere the bail. I have not had great luck with that but I am not adhereing to glass. I prefer epoxy clay (which is more of a strange product but works better for me!)