Hi – are you here for the free printables to make these with?
To get my free printables, you will need the links to the pages where they are stored.
Please note, these free printables are a thank you for those who follow my YouTube videos. To get acess to the free downloads, you will need to watch my most recent YouTube video and make a note of the passwords I give during the tutorial that will open the free printables downloads pages.
The smallest pendant was made using the last free printable I published back on May 23rd 2020.
And if you have never seen the supplies I use before or simply don’t know where to get them (supplies such as the glass cabochons/domes and pendant bezels) visit one of my Amazon storefronts and browse through there, I have most of what you will need listed there.
Free printables are now a regular feature of this craft blog and this week…
…I am pleased to bring you a colorful design depicting the sun, moon and stars.
Free printables are very easy to use (as long as you have access to a printer of course!)
Each week, I create a new page on here with a new free printable for you.
The page is always password protected, so you will need the password to get in.
To get that free printable password, you need to watch the YouTube tutorial that shows how I used the images.
In that video I will give out the password and all you need to do is write it down, come back here, follow this link and put in the password.
Simple! There is no catch to getting the free printable, the only thing I ask in return is that you watch the video and if you like what I do, perhaps subscribe to my blog and my YouTube channel – that’s it! Not a bad deal really😍
Once you have your free printable, you need to print it off on good paper.
But should it be on glossy or matte paper?
Well that depends on how you are going to use your design.
If you intend putting a glass dome over the top using a medium such as Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents, you will need to use a matte finish photographic paper.
As you can see above, using a special medium like Glossy Accents to stick the design to the glass dome is very effective when your design is printed onto matte paper.
But if you like printing onto glossy paper, as I do, what happens if you try to use a wet medium to stick the glass dome on?
The same pendant design on the right was stuck to the glass dome with a special, crystal clear double sided tape designed to be invisible.
In all the years I have been making glass pendants, this is the fastest, easiest, least messy way I have found to fix glass domes in place on my designs for pendants.
When I first decided to experiment with using double sided tape to do this, I had all sorts of disasters. Most double sided tapes have lines in them that you don’t realise are there until you use the tape on something transparent, such as between a glass dome and a design.
Every single ordinary double sided tape I used from the craft store had marks in it.
And then I discovered a company online called SK Tapes and I found the perfect tape to stick the glass domes to my designs.
This tape is made for commercial use for companies making signs and nameplates etc, however, listed in the description on their website, it does also say for use in arts and crafts.
It’s not as straightforward ordering this as it would be if you were ordering, say, on Amazon for example. You can’t just go and make a few clicks to order.
You have to go to their website and go to the products drop-down menu and click through to double-sided tapes (it’s at the top of the menu). Once you are on the double-sided tapes page, click on the one that says, Butt Cut Double-Sided.
On that page is an enquiry button and I sent them a message from there.
When they came back to me, I told them what I wanted, the 25mm one, paid over the phone and they sent it straight out.
It is expensive, but, this is a quality commercial product. Last year, I paid £12.96 for my roll but that included postage and Sales Tax. And it will last me absolutely ages.
USA readers may know of similar products stateside that we don’t have here.
And if you do, please scroll down and leave a comment to let people know what it is called. Or you can leave a comment under the video over on YouTube.
If you want any of the other items I used in my tutorial, such as pendant trays, glass domes, paper punches or ball chains, you can visit my Amazon shops and have a look through the items I have listed on there.
Next week my YouTube tutorial will be showing you how to use the smallest design on the sun, moon and stars free printable to make a dainty little pendant that will appeal to those who prefer smaller, more delicate necklaces.
Come back next week and join me for that. And if you like my free printables, please consider subscribing to this blog and also my YouTube channel. In the future I will be giving free printable designs to my blog subscribers only, so make sure you sign up now so I know who you are.
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Enjoy your sun, moon and stars free printable – and see you next week.
You can see by the above screwed up pieces of tissue – I had two mess up on me. I use waxed paper taped down to a glass cutting mat as a base on which to work and then I just let the sheets dry right on there.
But even then I had to keep moving the sheets around a little throughout the drying time to stop the tissue from sticking in places.
Once you see the basic technique for making tissue paper light shades, you can start exploring ways to decorate them using your own ideas.
For these purple ones I used some round gold cord I had. I sandwiched it in between the sheets of tissue.
I used lace strips for another one and fancy wool on a third.
But you could do stamping or doodling on the tissue with Sharpies before you put glue on.
Hope you have fun making lots of lovely lights to brighten up these strange times we are all living through.
If you aren’t sure where to get any of the supplies and tools you see me use in my video, do check out my Amazon storefronts by clicking one of the two Amazon links below.