To thank the lovely authors that are willing to read my upcoming novel, Triple Love Score, I wracked my brain (Scrabble pun intended) to find a way to thank them.  And I wanted to match the theme of the novel which holds using a Scrabble board to write poems at its core.  So I came upon Scrabble tile necklaces, and I wanted to share the how to with you.

The first step is to print out the image you would like to place on the necklace.  We reduced the size of the image so that when it is printed, it matches the shape of the Scrabble tile.  (I say we because my husband did this fancy piece of computer work for me!).

Then you cut out the image to size.

 

Use Diamond Glaze to adhere the image to the tile.

 

 

After this is adhered, you top the image with Diamond Glaze.  Draw a square around the outside of the image with the Diamond Glaze and then fill in the space.  Tap out any bubbles that form with a pin or use your finger.  (i found my finger worked best). This gives the tile the shiny image.

Here is a great video from Ben Franklin Crafts that goes into more detail about this:

 

After this dries, you need to attach the back.  I used Gorilla Glue to attach the necklace backing.

 On this one, I didn't tap out the bubble before it dried.  But I wanted you to get the idea.

On this one, I didn't tap out the bubble before it dried.  But I wanted you to get the idea.

Then I strung the necklace on a cord.  Here are the materials I used:

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