How cool is it to make a wearable piece of art from eggshells and domino game pieces?! I ran into an eggshell mosaic bracelet tutorial while stumbling in Stumble Upon and have been saving eggshells ever since (By that, I mean I commissioned my grandmother to save eggshells for me, since we just never eat the suckers. What would I do without her. She folds magazine pages into strips for me, for crying out loud…). Ok, I am back. This project is easy and quick. Come see my take on eggshell mosaic jewelry.
*Eggshells (soak them overnight and remove the membrane from the interior, then let dry before use)
*Glossy Accents or adhesive of your choice
*Substrate for the eggshell mosaic. I used domino
pieces. Any flat bead would work, like polymer clay or wood. Needs to be a light shade, and a surface that accepts alcohol inks for this method. In the tutorial that inspired this project, resin jewelry blanks were used.
*Apply glossy accents or other clear drying adhesive to pendant blank (domino or other)
*Place small piece of eggshell on top of glue and press with fingertip to crack into pieces. Move Pieces around to your liking with tip of your fingernail or tweezers.
*Once eggshell is all in place, let dry completely. I used my heat tool to speed this along. In the bracelet tutorial, she recommended leaving to dry overnight. No way. Couldn’t do it. I dried with heat tool and 10 minutes later moved on to the next step…
*Break off any eggshell sticking out over the edge of your pendant surface and apply alcohol ink straight from dropper to surface top. More alcohol ink = more saturated finished project. Let the top dry and apply alcohol ink to sides with felt applicator. You can apply to back surface as well. I didn’t.
*I applied glossy accents to the top surface for glass like finish. You could also use Judkins diamond glaze, dimensional magic by Plaid, resin, or glaze.
*Let dry for several hours and glue on pendant back or drill hole for jump ring. I used E6000 to glue on pendant bail on one, and dremel to drill hole for jump ring on the other.