Quite awhile ago, I pinned this Tacoma pendant on Pinterest. The link went to the artist's Etsy shop and unfortunately, it was already sold. Of course I loved it and wanted to do one for myself.
I'm not sure how I arrived at a tutorial, but I found one on the Happy Hour Projects site. She was kind enough to include the link to the 25mm bezel set, which can be found on Amazon.com HERE, and which comes in 2 parts and looks like this:
The pendants are shipped from China, so they take a little longer than most Amazon packages to arrive. I only ordered two of them and I wish I got a few more as they are pretty inexpensive (about $3.60).
All I had left to do was find a suitable map to use, so I grabbed my old 2003 road atlas and went right to Washington State. Unfortunately, all the town names were really large. So I flipped over to British Columbia, but Vancouver Island/Victoria was also too big. Then I found the map I needed which fit perfectly! It has all my fave places: Mt. Rainier (a little cut off at the bottom), Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia, the Olympic Peninsula, Victoria and Vancouver.
I assembled mine a little differently than in the tutorial. I mod podged the map to the brass part then put the glass dome on top. The key is not to use a ton of glue or else it will show through the paper as a very dark splotch.
Next, I turned to the map of Massachusetts and hoped that the next one I made could emcompass Buzzards Bay, Bourne and Sandwich, but the distance on the map was way too far, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet with the second bezel set. The possibilities are endless!