Multi Media Pendant With
Resin Coated Decal

Multi media pendant with softly rounded edges to which a resin coated decal is applied. It has been contour fused to retain much of its original shape.

Due to the transparency of the decal it must be applied to a light colored background such as white. You can experiment with this as some colors may enhance the decal colors.

Dark glass is generally not suitable as all the decal details will be lost. For contrast you can fuse a dark color base to a light color layer and apply the decal to the light glass.

This pendant has a black base fused to a white upper layer.

A waterslide decal from a sheet designed for use with polymer clay has been used, unlike glass fusing decals these are not made for fusing in a warm glass kiln.

There are a large variety of decals available. For this project I used Lisa Pavelka Signature Series transfers.

The multi media pendant is finally coated with clear resin for protection and to give it a high gloss finish

Materials Required:

  • 2 pieces of glass, black and white. About 1"x 11/4".
  • Thin fire paper or kiln washed shelf.
  • Cutter.
  • Glass fusing kiln.
  • Mod Podge or similar sealant.
  • Polymer clay transfers.
  • ICE Resin or an epoxy coating resin.
  • Resin safety equipment.

Proceed As Follows:

Step 1. Select transfer and measure, do not cut from sheet. Transfer measurement to the glass and cut two pieces slightly smaller.

Wash and dry pieces thoroughly.

Step 2. Using kiln washed shelf or thin fire paper stack the white glass on top of the black on the kiln shelf. Put shelf into fusing kiln.

Step 3. Bring temperature up gradually to about 1400 F (760 C). If using thin fire paper keep kiln vented until the binders burn off and then close vent. Hold at around 1400 F temperature and watch for edges to soften and become rounded.

You may need to adjust the kiln temperature to achieve the desired outcome. Do not over heat as the layers will fully fuse and spread out.

Switch glass kiln off, vent kiln and allow temperature to drop to about 1000 F (540 C).

Close kiln and cool to room temperature.

Step 4. When kiln has cooled remove fused pendant from kiln.

Measure again, it may have spread slightly.

Cut transfer from sheet and trim to size.

Follow the transfer instructions and apply to the pendant. When transfer has dried apply Mod Podge or similar sealant to transfer, make sure the image is completely covered, especially the edges, otherwise the resin may seep under the transfer.

Step 5. After sealant has dried mix resin, don't forget to wear the proper safety equipment.

Place pendant on a couple of layers of grease proof paper and apply resin with a wooden craft stick or other disposable item.

If you are using an epoxy coating resin you can gently pour it over the pendant. Make sure your work area is fully protected.

Try not to let a large lip develop around the glass as it will be difficult to remove.

If any bubbles appear blow gently across the pendant to remove them.

Step6. After twenty four hours check the resin. If it is not soft to the touch you can begin to remove it from the paper.

You will probably need to gently trim the edge with a craft knife.

Do not let resin cure until it is very hard or you will have difficulty removing the pendant from the paper.

Sand the back of the item, apply a bail with two-part epoxy.

You should now have a lovely glossy multi media pendant.

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