Asked on May 02, 2012

My recent Jewelry tiers

Bernice H
by Bernice H
An 11 yr old young lady and I did some "crafting" and made these jewelry tiers. I liked my original one so well, and it was so easy , we decided to make a couple as gifts. You can also see my stash of glass pieces. But I am finding them to be scarce. I really need larger bottom glass plates that are pretty.What are people doing with all their stuff nowadays? V Village, Gwill, Ross; hardly any pretty dishes to be find. And the yard sales..dont bother. But we had a nice visit .
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  • Sandra R Sandra R on May 02, 2012
    These are very pretty. Gives me an idea to do with my granddaughter. She loves to craft, the other week we made soap bars for Easter presents. What type of glue did you use?

  • HILDRED W HILDRED W on May 02, 2012
    What about Princess House? There is a ton on eBay!!

  • Anita Roll Murals Anita Roll Murals on May 02, 2012
    Fun idea Bernice!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 02, 2012
    Thanks ladies ...this really is a fun and FAST gratifying craft to do with kids, esp grandkids. @Sheila, your post may have been where I got the idea. btw, Annamarie didnt use enough glue on one of her tiers, we went to pick it up and off came a tier! OOPS! but it didnt break! It hadnt set and she didnt use enough E6000. I agree, I think my clear Dap silicone sealant is easier to use. It doesnt run as easily, and dries and sets faster,( I think.) What I really like about this is; I was teaching her to do something for someone else..and hopefully showing her it doesnt take much time to do something for someone else. But the pleasure they both will get, "priceless"! ha

  • Sherrie S Sherrie S on May 02, 2012
    Bernice H, what I really like is your creativity. Not everyone has it. I enjoy your postings.

  • Sandra R Sandra R on May 02, 2012
    Bernice, here in PA we have Dollar Stores. The one near me "Dollar Tree" carries glass dinner plates in different styles. Just a thought if you have them near you.

  • Susan S Susan S on May 02, 2012
    Bernice, these are all really lovely! Everything has that "vintage" look!!

  • Phyllis M Phyllis M on May 03, 2012
    Try Goodwill or other thrift stores! Dollar stores are another idea!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 03, 2012
    Yikes, I just came from GW and SalArmy and some thrift stores. I paid 4 dollars for a plate I know I bought for 1 dollar years ago. making me think maybe the stuff I have is worth something, since dishes are going for such high prices. Maybe I am ruining an heirloom, or something valuable???? Very discouraging. Our dollar tree is so blah..just plain plain glass. Oh well , I am just exhausted right now , things will look better when i am revived!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 03, 2012
    Sheila, read your post on your link again, and commented on durability there, and just cut and pasted the same info here. Just in case anyone wants to use the Dap or GE clear silicone instead of E6000. Which i intend to do, E6000 ran a bit. I am able to tell when the silicone is ready and is set enough. But the E was not as easy. So I have some drips on my glass. Do you know what will take the E6000 droplets off? Re; Dap clear silicone, I used it on my bowling balls with "gems" ie half marbles. They had been outside for a few years, heat and cold. It holds up great! I also used the GE clear silicone (for baths , exterior and interior). Again pretty tough stuff. After a few YEARS in the weather of all kinds, some of the gems started falling off but the biggest problem was from water scale and spots. Gems didnt look so cute, and i got tired of using vinegar, Mr. Clean eraser etc trying to keep them shiny!

  • Natheena S Natheena S on May 04, 2012
    so crafty....why didn't you pass it on??? :) thank goodness i can cook! hahaha

  • Caroline R Caroline R on May 23, 2012
    What kind of glue do you use in order for you dishes to stay put for a long period of time?

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 23, 2012
    Hi Caroline..on these I used E6000, but I dont like it. It is runny and drippy and doesn't set up as fast as ...silicone caulk..clear. Dap, Ge ll..etc. I use a silicone that will stand up out in the weather.(I used it on my bowling balls) It sets up pretty fast, but you need to reemember to give it several hours to be very strong. If you lift the middle plate or top before it is really out! I found out the hard way.I never pick my stuff up from the top or middle now, anyway.Did you check my other thread on tiers also?Some good helpful comments from HT peeps too. If you do something , do post ..I would love to see what you do.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 23, 2012
    @Caroline...go up a few posts..I made a comment on durability , re Sheila's post and link. On using Dap..silicone. Or GE ll clear silicone.

  • Caroline R Caroline R on May 24, 2012
    Sorry, I didn't understand and didn't know what DAP and GEII were.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 24, 2012
    They are brand sorry! I didnt know that a long time ago either.They are Silicone caulking. have never used gorilla might work. Dont know.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 24, 2012
    So I am looking at my tiers again, then I notice the chairs....and I remember how much I hate Early American(I think) furniture. I mean ,big grrrr! Got these about 16 years ago, thinking just short term until I can get what I want..and of course it never happened! Did I mention my intense dislike of EA? yuuuup!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 27, 2012
    @Sheila....hmmm am disappointed with the latest tiers. I am finding the edges on a lot of clear glass are thin, and the silicone is supposedly clear, but when it dries you can see the over application (squeezed out glue) from making sure the thin edges get enough to hold. Maybe the E6000 is better, i dont see the over lapping glue on those other tiers. It is transparent. hmmm Help?

  • Susan S Susan S on May 27, 2012
    Bernice - about the EA chairs. So why don't you get yourself some Annie Sloan or CC_______ paint?? (can't remember the rest of the name) Go ask Donna aka Shabby Daze, she is a dealer. I think Sheila uses the Annie Sloan so between the two of them they can help you. I'd paint these babies, distress them a little and you'd be in love with them all over again. Paint the legs of the table while you're at it!! Got nuthin to add on the adhesive issue - that's your baby. Meanwhile, I'm busy naming baby racoons!!! See Sherrie in Fl. on that one!!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 28, 2012
    Oh Susan, i have thought so many times to paint them..but they are still Early American, and I hate the shape/design, plus theyare so uncomfortable. However they are Ethan Allen I believe, or that other kind, not cheap stuff. But that doesnt really bother me. I just do not like early a.m. The table is super..sits 10 or more! I would paint the legs in a heartbeat! I really like rattan! Am lurking at Pier One site frequently.But 400 for chairs ...yikes! When I can almost buy a new set for a little more than that.I also am toying with wanting a round table! but if you could see my table now, all l that glass and marbles and STUFF! where then would I work the few times I do anything. Hoping to hear from Sheila on the glue issue ..or anyone. Maybe I have to go back to E6000 for clear glass?

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 28, 2012
    Ok, next bunch I will use the Dap sealant. This dries cloudy looking,on clear stuff, while the e6000 was completely clear. Did you see my chairs in picture 4? The story is..I SETTLED years and years ago , for a temporary fix until I got "what I wanted"...haha.Yeah.

  • Susan S Susan S on May 29, 2012
    Bernice - I'd paint those chairs in a heartbeat - even if they're not exactly what you've always wanted. Then get a pretty vine - small flower type stencil to do across the inside top of the chairs. Actually do a two-tone finish on the chairs and then buy some pretty chair pads. I have wood chairs too and I can't stand them w/o chair pads. I'm OCD about changing chair pads, placemats, runners - the whole shebang, with the seasons or whatever holiday is happening!!! NOW, if you're still hellbent on getting something different - a piece of advice: The chairs get the absolute most wear & tear and should be very well built and strong. The chairs get the most abuse - people sometimes lean back on the two back legs (a HUGE NO NO) but it happens nonetheless. Also the stretchers - little kids stand on them trying to reach you when you're sitting down and adults tend to sometimes hook their shoe heels on the front stretchers!!! See where I'm going w/this? It can be alot of money to replace them but honestly, cheap chairs will not hold up and then you'll be replacing them - again!!! Just my 2 cents worth Darlin!! ; ~)

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 29, 2012
    Oh, Susan, you must be thinking I am going to let someone sit on them? oh no! Like I would cook and actually sit at the table??Oh dear , I must have given the wrong impression! (She says with tongue in cheek,) jusstttt kidding! :) Well, maybe not. Ha! Yes, no kids here, we just plop our Southern ends in our chairs and eat in front of the tv! I know, heathens!Occasionally we have the inlaws for dinner, and a few friends once in a while. But I understand what you are saying. I hadn't thought of that. I personally put my feet on the "stretchers", (didnt know theyare called that. I learn so much here). !But here I go... whining!! I hate that HOLE in the top, and the little things that stick up on the side. (got names for those?) and those knobby legs! So many knobs! But I get your point! So Sheila is on one shoulder, Susan on the other! And yep, just looked , Ethan Allen...probably as old as I am! I have been saying they are hard rock maple like I know what I am talking about, I think I made that up! Just looked under the chair, says Nutmeg Plum..would that be the color? or wood? Oh Dear, Oo h dear. On the other hand I made some new stuff and will start a new thread.

  • Susan S Susan S on May 29, 2012
    Ok, but b 4 you go . . . . .1st of all - Ethan Allen "in the day" was one of the better furniture manufafcturers around. Don't know much about what they do these days as so many companies have relocated overseas. I'm not sure if there's maple and Hard Rock Maple - if they're two different types of maple or not. Maple is a hardwood though, and therefor, very durable! Nutmeg Plum is the name of the finish and the little knobs on the tops of the chairs are sometimes referred to as "ears"!! No kidding - funny huh??? Sheila and I are trying to save you $$$ and help you out!!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 29, 2012
    I know, (sniff!) Me too. I had even considered chair covers..but trying to buy them , I would have had to "remake" them..and I am not game for that However, now that you girls are imploring me to be sensible, maybe I can get some made out of..canvas? Something not pricey? And pay a lot less for covers than I would for one chair? Oh, and Can I cut the "ears" off, Ladies? Yes, I know Ethan Allen is good stuff, at least this is, from a long time ago.Which accounts for my hesitancy.Procrastination! I am e xcited, am starting on my flooring project today. going to get someone out here to measure etc! yeaaayyy finally happening! But that is another thread.

  • Susan S Susan S on May 29, 2012
    Well . . . . IF you're just talkin about the little round knob part then probably yes. That's more just a decorative thing than anything to do with the structural integrity. GOSH DARN - You are determined! What did those poor chairs ever do to you anyway. Now you wanna whack their little ears off!!!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Jul 31, 2012
    Rereading girls are so funny and supportive! So the set is gone, we all know that, and i am so relieved, and ......yes it went to a good home, and I think the young lady is not afraid to do something modern with them!

  • Susan S Susan S on Jul 31, 2012
    Yep Bernice, that's what friends are for!! So now you have windsor style chairs and a pedestal table your hubby is reluctant to let you paint. Here's what you do - find him gone somewhere for a few hours and get busy on that pedestal. Once he sees it he'll like it!! ;~) You can blame us if you want and tell him we said it was OK to do that!!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Aug 01, 2012
    Hahahahahaha think that will work? What if he says it is just imaginary friends, the voices talking to me again? Well anyway, that's my plan. When he is gone....That is when I do my most damage, uh, work!

  • Marg C Marg C on Aug 01, 2012
    can I just put in my 2cents? I love E6000 and have never tried DAP or GE for gluing...I've done glasswork (mosaics on glass) and wouldn't use anything other than E6000. I wanted a clear as glass glue and after searching for like what took forever, found this stuff and never used anything else...ever.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Aug 01, 2012
    I guess we use whatever we are comfortable with, I have used maybe 4 different things, they all seem just as good ...depending on what you are doing with them.I just picked up a new glue, so i will try it out too,

  • Marg C Marg C on Aug 01, 2012
    hi Bernice...will you be gluing glass on glass?

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Aug 01, 2012
    Yes, I have tried e6000 and for me it is too runny, my hand shakes a little so i like the glue to set up some before doing the joining.

  • Marg C Marg C on Aug 01, 2012
    please let us know what the new glue is...I'm always game for trying new things.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Aug 01, 2012
    Hey are getting my juices going again, so now that I have a table to work on.......and a gadzillion pieces of beautiful glass ware to attack, I am feeling the love! and the urge! I found a big box of BLUE glassware for 3 dollars at a yard sale ! Big tall pieces that will probably have to become yard art pieces. Totem types.And a load of clear glass at a Seattle goodwill. I have so much glass.......... what was I thinking?

  • Marg C Marg C on Aug 01, 2012
    yay! I can't wait to see what you do! and I love the sounds of the blue glass!! A whole box for $3 ?!?!! lucky for you! I want to see pics when you're finished!

  • Susan S Susan S on Aug 01, 2012
    Me Too!! Totems sounds great!!

  • Z Z on Sep 04, 2012
    Bernice these are gorgeous! I'm going to have to make one for our daughter. I never would have thought to make something like these for jewelry. Perfect and perfectly beautiful! Thanks for the idea.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Sep 04, 2012
    Thanks Becky..did you see tonight's post? We made some more and also some cd spinners too! And once again , I used E6000.....and i do NOT like it! Back to clear silicone caulking. I should take a picture of my stash of glass ware. Maybe that is why I cant make up my mind what to do with them when I start to make something. Too much is confusing my liddle brain! And my young friend Annamarie makes hers for food! haha!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Sep 04, 2012
    Thanks Becky..did you see tonight's post? We made some more and also some cd spinners too! And once again , I used E6000.....and i do NOT like it! Back to clear silicone caulking. I should take a picture of my stash of glass ware. Maybe that is why I cant make up my mind what to do with them when I start to make something. Too much is confusing my liddle brain! And my young friend Annamarie makes hers for food! haha! Edit....Just looking at the glassware on the table, I have waaaay more now, ran into a sale at Seattle goodwill...I have so much I dont know if I would ever get through them all. How many friends do i have who really dont want one of these because it is just another "thing" in the house!! I have one in my bathroom and 2 on my bedroom on my dresser! A little much you say? Yeah, maybe, but .....oh, I do love glassware, and mirrors, anything blingy! And Marge..I havent gotten to the blue glass yet, scared, dont know what to do. It is intimidating

  • Z Z on Sep 04, 2012
    I think I saw it, but not sure I replied there yet. So much going on here with both son and hubby home for the long weekend and the adventures in boating I'm not sure what I did. The spinners sure are pretty though. Our daughter and I used E-6000 glue to put flat back marbles on glassware for her wedding reception table and had very little trouble once we realized we could only do a two rows at a time. You can kind of see them in the pictures below of the table at her reception.

  • Marg C Marg C on Sep 04, 2012
    hey Becky, I just got one of those vases yesterday at Dollar Tree and this gives me a great idea with flat glass marbles.

  • Z Z on Sep 04, 2012
    Great. It was fun, as Bernice can tell you since she does this too. That's what made me think to post it here. You'll have to check her profile to look at hers too. The tall vase with the flowers came from Target, but the other two were from the Dollar Tree. The flat marbles were iridescent, but you can't tell in the pictures.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Sep 05, 2012
    Marg and Becky.....I found my pics of dollar tree vases i made into pencil holders, and my bean pot lamp, I really want to frame a picture or mirror with them, I also want to do a frame with glasss and just half marble design on it. Am not sure if I will need to do both sides of the glass tho. What do you think? I want to hang it in the window so sun can go through, but maybe there won't be a glow if only one side has marbles? What do you think? Can you tell I love anything glitzy or blingy or shiny?

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Sep 05, 2012
    Oh those little "vases" are very pretty with led lights or candles in them. I did a big vase with those little strings of lights in was a wow!

  • Z Z on Sep 05, 2012
    Those projects are so pretty Bernice. I don't think you'd need to do the flat marbles on each side of glass. If the glue is clear, and it appears to be, the light should easily shine through.

  • Susan S Susan S on Sep 06, 2012
    Bernice, I love the idea the the framed glass w/the marbles hanging in a window. Like a suncatcher!! I think it sounds great - now THAT I'm going to give some real serious consideration. Geez, I'd better write this down too and add it to my ever growing list of ROUND TUITS!!!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Sep 07, 2012
    Yeah, and it doesnt sound too hard either, does it? So if i wanted to trace a pattern, what kind of marker should I use? Dry erase? Dollar store here i come.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Sep 07, 2012
    And Becky, I love iridescent marbles, I be they were elegant on those vases.

  • Susan S Susan S on Sep 07, 2012
    Well, I think a sharpie would work too but if you could reverse your pattern and trace it from the back side then you could still see it as you're applying the marbles but when your done just spritz some window cleaner on a paper towel ande wipe the marker off the back of the glass. Does that make sense?

  • Z Z on Sep 07, 2012
    Yes they were very elegant Bernice. The wedding was small, but turned out rather elegant as planned. You could also draw your design on paper the size of the glass, set the glass on it while gluing the marbles on and not have to remove any marks from the back of the glass.

  • Marg C Marg C on Sep 07, 2012
    all great ideas. I like your suggestions Susan and Becky. you guys are so smart. I get the feeling that Bernice is doing this as we speak...don't you? hehe

  • Roxann Byrne Roxann Byrne on Jun 30, 2016
    What's the best glue to use to glue the glass to glass? Thanks

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Jul 01, 2016
    Hi Roxanne... I always use clear GEsilicone caulking for bath or outdoor. If you have a problem with slippage,squirt out a glob onto a plastic lid or something let it sit a couple of minutes it will get tacky,then no sliding. If you are doing pieces to pieces,put the silicone on both pieces,then let it sit a minute or two until it gets tacky. Some people use masking tape to hold their pieces. I never had to. This is fun for jewelrycandy,hair things...etc! A little glamour!