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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Outside the Box With Variations of Scrabble Tile Jewelry

I wanted to encourage all you "new" crafters. You don't always have to come up with a totally, new, brilliant idea. What about "tweaking" an already super idea? That is one of the fun things about blogging. There are so many creative people out there. I love to see an idea and then expand on it..... and..... that is what I'm doing today!

I know you have all probably seen the popular scrabble tile necklaces out there. You might have even seen the scrabble tile ring that Fonda from Fireflies and Jellybeans did when she was a sweetie and blog swapped with me! Well, let's take that original scrabble tile necklace idea and expand on it! There are already a lot of great tutorials out there on how to cover and glaze the scrabble tile. Here is the link where Fonda did a tutorial on that.

Ok - now let's just take this idea a little further. The original idea was to cover the tile with pretty or fun paper, put a paper glaze on it, glue a bale to the back, add a chain, and poof - you have a stinkin cute necklace! So let's just see how we can change this up a bit:

Take 3 coordinating tiles that you have covered and glazed. Let's connect them together in different ways and see what we come up with:

Add bales (just don't bend the ones you use between the tiles) and connect with E6000 glue:

Or, let's add a rusty ole star and connect with E6000 glue:

Or, let's add a couple of fun scrapbooking paperclips and connect with, you guessed it, E6000 glue:

How about adding them to a barrette?

A little note on this glue:

It's the bomb for keeping things together but be careful with the tube. It's made out of metal and if you squeeze or twist it too much, it breaks and looks like this:

See, wasn't that easy? No rocket science here, just creating, tweaking and little gluing of the fingers!

I'm Linking:

Blue Cricket Design
Fireflies and Jellybeans Show Off Your Stuff Party
Strutt Your Stuff Thursdays with Somewhat Simple
Poppies at Play Creative Cats
Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special
Metamorphisis Mondays

The Trendy Treehouse

Creations by Kara


  1. I like the barrette the best!! But it all looks amazing and so different!! GREAT job!!

  2. Great ideas for mixng it up. I really like the neclace with the scrapbooking paperclips.

  3. These are all great! And I love your Etsy boutique. I'm adding to my favorites for sure!

  4. Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse. I have a bunch of extra tiles. This is cute!

  5. LOL That is exactly what my tube looks like. Love the necklaces!

  6. I really like what you have made.
    Very Unique. Looks easy to make too.

  7. Hi Kristi,

    Thanks for the tip on the glue. Just bought some and have never used it before. I read your post on your daughter, what a cute mircle see is.


  8. vey cute... i really like the barrettte!

  9. Adorable! i totally love that first pendant. Gorgeous!

  10. Cute stuff! I just recently discovered the E6000 glue and LOVE it. Thanks for the tip about the actual bottle. Yikes.

  11. Very cute! I like your variation!

  12. OH! I really like the ones that are on the barrette. So cute!