Composi Mold and Mixed Media Kit winner
Patriotic Layout by Tonya Gibbs

Beachy Glass Bead Glitter Gel Glass Jar

600WM AnchorsAwayGlassJar MargieH FCDMCdt JUL14

Hi, everyone! Margie Higuchi here with a beach themed project, using the Glass Bead Glitter Gel. I used the white mini glass jar from my 4th of July Gel & Gelatos Glass Jar project and kicked it up a notch.

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I was so inspired by fellow guest design team member Tonya Gibbs' Beach Layout design that I wanted to incorporate it in a home decor piece :) THANK YOU TONYA~! To start I colored the jar with a combination of Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in Metallic Mint Gelatos® Double Scoop®, Butterscotch Gelato® Double Scoop® and Chocolate Gelatos® Double Scoop®.


The colors were blended with small pieces of baby wipe tissue, water color brush and my fingers. Also if you need more color, just layer more on top. Let dry for a few moments.


Next I spread the Glass Bead Glitter Gel on the Metallic Mint Gelatos® Double Scoop® color areas (symbolize water) with a Palette Knife and my fingers. It will dry clear and sparkly - SO PRETTY!! I just love how all these products mix and match so well in my project!


Then I worked on the netting I cut small pieces for the front and back to the jar. Used the Gel Medium as a stiffener and left them to dry. After it dried and stiffened, I used the same Gel Medium to adhere the netting on to the jar. Great versality of this medium!

Gel Netting
Glue Net

I colored the Whipped Spackle with Butterscotch Gelato® Double Scoop® to create some textured grounding around the netted areas and to act as a mortar for the shells. Let it dry for a bit. Second image is the backside of the jar...thought I would give it an accnt :) 

Add shells

Next I stamped images from Anchors Away Clear Stamps set by JustRite® Papercraft with Stamper's Big Brush Walnut Brown Pen. After I fussy cut the image, I sealed the image with Glaze for some shine! These big brush pens are odorless India ink that won't bleed and is waterproof - perfect covered with thick Glaze!

Stamp Anchor1
Stamp Anchor2

While that was drying, I prepared my Circle Hatpin bezel from Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ line by adding beads on top (secured with wet adhesive) and snipped off the excess pin. I stacked two 3D Foam Squares where the stamped image would sit once dry.


After adhering the bezel on the netting ensemble, set aside to dry. In the meantime I finished the project with a "Anchors Away" sentiment from the Anchors Away Clear Stamps set. I torn the end and created a ribbon tail to adhere at the bottom.


Add sand inside the jar with a candle, add water with a flower or two or leave it just as is...many choices! Here's another look...

600WM AnchorsAwayGlassJar MargieH FCDMCdt JUL14

Project Supplies:
Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® - Textural Accents (Glass Bead Glitter GelGel Medium, Whipped Spackle and Glaze), Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® (Metallic Mint Gelatos® Double Scoop®, Butterscotch Gelato® Double Scoop® & Chocolate Gelatos® Double Scoop®), Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Walnut Brown) and Tools (WaterColor Brush and Palette Knife)
JustRite® Papercraft - Anchors Away Clear Stamps; Spellbinders® Creative Arts - Circle Hatpin; Netting - May Arts Shells - Mudd Puddles; Adhesives - ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (3D Foam Squares); Others - Beads; Green Cardstock; Wire Cutter

Thanks for stopping by!


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Tonya Gibbs

OMG - this is so adorable. I'm so glad I could inspire you! Fantastic idea.


Wow ! I loved the pretty texture on the jar ! Awesome colors..

Patter Cross

Very pretty and fun! Thanks for sharing!


Very pretty! I'm loving all the texture!


It's beautiful! I love the colors and the glass bead glitter gel.


I love it!!!

Helen J

Brilliant, I love the glitter gel and the overall effect is stunning.

Terri  Burnette

So cute. Love the inspiration!

Beth Pingry

Awesome project and tutorial! Love it Margie!

Carol Mc

Love this. Thank you for the inspiration.

TracyM #6773

LOVE the colours, textures and scene!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and inspiration Margie!!!


This is so gorgeous. I'm doing a beach themed bathroom and will have to put something like this in there. And this is the second time in the last week, I've been inspired by someone using glitter gel, so I now need some.


Great tutorial and really pretty jar. Love it!

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