Side note: First off– I apologize. I realize that technically today is no longer Monday, but I began this post on a Monday so that counts! Now, back to your regularly scheduled blog post
I’d like to talk to you about a a fun craft supply that is quite versatile: glitter glass. In my experience, this product can be both a blessing and a curse. I stumbled upon this tutorial when I was perusing through Pinterest and my interest was instantly piqued. With some cabochon settings, a little Mod Podge, and something called glitter glass gorgeous things could be made! I’m always tentative to try a new product, my craft stores are quite full as it is. After doing a little more digging, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a pack off of amazon. It wasn’t that expensive so I figured the investment was worth it.
I purchased the above product for about 10 bucks, not bad. Luckily, I already had a jar of Mod Podge from a previous product–all I needed were the cabochon settings. Those set me back a little more, but $22 later I was ready to take my product for a test drive. Sadly, I did not take pictures as I worked. I’m new to this crafting blogger thing… But I do have vivid memories and pictures of the finished products! While pretty, the glitter glass was a bit difficult to work with. It had to be layered, or you could see the bottom of the setting. Also, if the layer wasn’t spread exactly right the whole thing cracked. After a couple hours, however, I started to get the hang of it. I had a few flat back gemstones saved for a special occasion so I used E-6000 to adhere those to the setting as well. When that turned out nicely, I tried one with a garden theme as well. Over all, I was content with the finished product. It didn’t look quite like the picture, but what does? I have a few bottles left, despite spilling quite a bit throughout this process, so I certainly would like to try again.
Have any of you used glitter glass before? What’s your experience? I’d love to hear your stories!