Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I need Advice!

I need everyone's advice! I'm trying to decide if I should change my glue-on bails to screw-in bails. Up to this point, I've used the glue-on ones. But, I have run into a few problems with them. First, there is always the chance that the bail will pop-off. I've done some testing and it seems that the adhesive I use doesn't hold up well in hot and humid climates. So, I've started trying out all kinds of adhesives and I can't find anything that has both a strong hold and doesn't break down under humid conditions. I have seriously tried so many things! And nothing seems to work just right yet. The other problem with the glue-on bails is that it covers up part of the letter on the back.
So, with that said, I have been considering using screw-in bails. The nice things with this is that you can see the letter on the back of the pendant and there is less chance of the screw coming out than the bail coming unglued. Another nice thing is that you can use different size chains. To this point, the bails only allow for small size chains. The bad things are I'm not sure the screw-in bails look as nice as the glue-on bails and I would have to include a split ring with each pendant. Also, it may be a bit more work to get the screw-in bails attached.

So, I need your advice as to what you like best! To the right of my blog is a poll. Please vote! I need feedback! The picture below shows the 2 types of bails. The first 2 pendants are the glue-on bails, the next 2 pendants are the screw-in bails.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Winner Is...

And the winner of the 3 pendants and chains is...

Cathy Comacho


Keep checking back with my blog, I'm planning on doing a giveaway similar to this one EVERY month! And don't forget to set up a Pendant party at your house! You'll get real $$$$!!!!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011


I've finally gotten around to setting up a Blog for my Ziggles Pendant shop. I started making scrabble tile pendants this past summer and it has been an amazing experience. I've had excellent feedback both online and at the few craft boutiques I've done recently. It has certainly kept me busy. I've also recently come up with the idea of doing Home Shows. I'm very excited about doing these. Meanwhile, I'm constantly looking for new tile ideas, so if you have any designs that you would like to see on a pendant, let me know!

As I begin this new blog, I'd also like to host a giveaway! Up for grabs is 3 pendants and 1 chain of your choice. Here's how you can enter to win:
Leave a comment on this blog: - 1 entry
Post a link to this blog on facebook: - 2 entries
Blog about Ziggles and include a link to my shop & this blog: - 5 entries
Sign up to Host a Pendant Party - 10 entries

Make sure to leave a comment on this post or send me a message saying if you posted on facebook or your blog and send your blog link, if I don't already have it. Drawing will be held February 15th.