New Resin Fashion Embellishments – You are Going To Love These!

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We are adding more fashion embellishments to our Carnival and Performing Arts section!

While all of these new items will look wonderful on a costume, crafty designers will also think of new and exciting ways to showcase these resin components in jewelry and clothing design.

This is your sneak peek at items arriving in our warehouse.  (We are just photographing them for our website but wanted you to see them now.)

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Introducing our new plastic Trim:  Stellina

These are sold on 5 yard/4.5 meters spools.These are absolutely stunning in person!  The color palette includes: Crystal AB, Red AB, Royal Blue AB, Pink AB, Turquoise AB, Aqua AB, Purple AB, Emerald AB, Marigold AB, Lime Green AB, Sun AB, Citrine AB. 4

Introducing our new resin sew-ons:  Gummy!

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These are available in a spike, drop and navette shape in several sizes.6

This new collection has a surface shape unlike anything we have shown before.  They capture and reflect light brilliantly.7

Your color options will be Citrine, Crystal, Emerald,  Lime Green, Marigold, Pink, Red, Royal Blue, Sun and Turquoise.

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Introducing our new resin sew-ons:  Metalico Stones.  

These are available in a rivoli, drop and oval shape in several sizes.

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These new resin stones feature a distinct faceted surface.  Your color options are Citrine, Crystal, Lime Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Sun and Turquoise.

KLIK and Stampendous Blog Hop Projects

Lea Kimmel – KLIK It, KLIK it Good!

Pam Hornschu – Jewelry In A Snap

Pam Hornschu – Klik Klik Klik – BOOOOO!

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Mona Lisa In Clay with Stampendous and Klik by Carmi Cimicata

 

Amy Hurley-Purdie – Klik Blog Hop Bracelet

Silhouette KLIK Necklace With Stampendous Glitters by Carmi Cimicata for Metal Complex

Klik and Stampendous Mica Fragment Bezels by Carmi Cimicata for Metal Complex

Jamie Martin Flower Bracelet Project

Jamie Martin – Butterfly Bracelet Theme

Janelle Stollfus – KLIK Bezel Blank Necklace

Tenia Nelson – Klik Necklace

Tenia Nelson – Klik Bracelet

We would like to extend our thank yous to all the bloggers who participated in this blog hop.  You have given everyone lots of inspiration for our KLIK components.

Elizabethan Inspired Pearl Tiered Necklace

The “Elizabethan Inspired Pearl Tiered Necklace” is featured in the winter issue of Perles et Cetera magazine as a four page step by step project.  This is the english translation.

Elizabethan Inspired Pearl Tiered Necklace by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead

If you have ever studied more than one painting of the Elizabeth the 1st, you would have to take note of the many pearls that she wore throughout her hair, clothing and on her personal items.  She literally had hundreds of pearls on her person.  She was a Queen known for her love of clothing and it is documented that she had over 2000 gowns created.

Pearls were widely available in Elizabethan times and I am certain Queen Elizabeth kept the pearl collecting and stringing industries busy.  If a queen wears pearls, so will all the members of her court along with anyone wanting to appear well dressed in her company.

Elizabeth’s designers would have used real pearls.  Seeing so many draped in row upon row of strands reminds me that many of the current statement necklaces have been inspired by jewelry designs over 200 years old.  Imagine if Elizabeth would have had access to the new glass and coloured pearls?  Would she have incorporated the neons, pastels or other colour palettes into her clothing?  I believe she would have.  She had many unusual and one of a kind dresses made.  These would have been assembled and worn for one-time only special events.  Surely a bright yellow pearl necklace would have been desired?

I decided to create a necklace for her featuring Dazzle-it Vintage Pink glass pearls.   Glass being much more affordable, I knew I could design a necklace with many draped strands without fear of going over budget.  I also created my own resin filled bezel pendant featuring Elizabeth the 1st as a focal point for my necklace.

My necklace features pearls, rhinestone beads and a resin filled bezel I designed featuring a portrait to Queen Elizabeth 1st.

 

A google search of Queen Elizabeth shows us many paintings and portraits along with some portraits of her mother Anne Boleyn.  This painting enlarged here is a favorite and features so many pearls.

I printed and cut out a copy of the painting and placed it into my bezel.  I covered the image with resin.

When my bezel was ready I gathered all my supplies for this project.  The vintage pink pearls look so wonderful gathered in a group.  I worked with three sizes of pearls along with three sizes of rhinestone beads.

The back of my Instant Glam bezel has two attachments.  I strung my pearls through these opening.

It took some time to string all my different strands.  I used a beading board to help me choose where to place the rhinestone beads.

With five strands to link, I was careful to use a thicker jump ring to attach my pearls to my clasps.

This is a simple stringing project, but the pearls and beads create a stunning result.  I am quite certain I will feel like royalty when I wear my necklace!

 

Elizabethan Inspired Pearl Tiered Necklace

The “Elizabethan Inspired Pearl Tiered Necklace” is featured in the winter issue of Perles et Cetera magazine as a four page step by step project.  This is the english translation.

Elizabethan Inspired Pearl Tiered Necklace by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead

If you have ever studied more than one painting of the Elizabeth the 1st, you would have to take note of the many pearls that she wore throughout her hair, clothing and on her personal items.  She literally had hundreds of pearls on her person.  She was a Queen known for her love of clothing and it is documented that she had over 2000 gowns created.

Pearls were widely available in Elizabethan times and I am certain Queen Elizabeth kept the pearl collecting and stringing industries busy.  If a queen wears pearls, so will all the members of her court along with anyone wanting to appear well dressed in her company.

Elizabeth’s designers would have used real pearls.  Seeing so many draped in row upon row of strands reminds me that many of the current statement necklaces have been inspired by jewelry designs over 200 years old.  Imagine if Elizabeth would have had access to the new glass and coloured pearls?  Would she have incorporated the neons, pastels or other colour palettes into her clothing?  I believe she would have.  She had many unusual and one of a kind dresses made.  These would have been assembled and worn for one-time only special events.  Surely a bright yellow pearl necklace would have been desired?

I decided to create a necklace for her featuring Dazzle-it Vintage Pink glass pearls.   Glass being much more affordable, I knew I could design a necklace with many draped strands without fear of going over budget.  I also created my own resin filled bezel pendant featuring Elizabeth the 1st as a focal point for my necklace.

My necklace features pearls, rhinestone beads and a resin filled bezel I designed featuring a portrait to Queen Elizabeth 1st.

 

A google search of Queen Elizabeth shows us many paintings and portraits along with some portraits of her mother Anne Boleyn.  This painting enlarged here is a favorite and features so many pearls.

I printed and cut out a copy of the painting and placed it into my bezel.  I covered the image with resin.

 

When my bezel was ready I gathered all my supplies for this project.  The vintage pink pearls look so wonderful gathered in a group.  I worked with three sizes of pearls along with three sizes of rhinestone beads.

The back of my Instant Glam bezel has two attachments.  I strung my pearls through these opening.

 

It took some time to string all my different strands.  I used a beading board to help me choose where to place the rhinestone beads.

With five strands to link, I was careful to use a thicker jump ring to attach my pearls to my clasps.

This is a simple stringing project, but the pearls and beads create a stunning result.  I am quite certain I will feel like royalty when I wear my necklace! 

Supplies Used

Dazzle-it Pastella Czech Glass Beads 8in Strands Vintage Pink 

4mm    6mm    8mm 

John Bead Rhinestone Beads

8mm    10mm    12mm 

Metal Complex Instant Glam Tuscany

Diamond Bezel 70mm Silver

Jewelry Making Components

Dazzle-It Classic Slim Tool Set

Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire and EZ Crimps

Pewter Toggle Clasp Set and Jump Rings

Envirotex Jewelry Resin

Beading Board

 

 

Klik Vintage Image Necklace – Perles et Cetera Cover Necklace

 

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My “Vintage Imagery Statement Necklace” with Metal Complex DIY klik© Interchangeable Jewelry Components is on the cover of this month’s Perles et Cetera Magazine.  This gorgeous magazine is published in French, so here is an English translation.

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The DIY jewelry making audience continues to grow and allowing new jewelry makers the opportunity to combine finished jewelry components with pieces they can design themselves is what the new Metal Complex klik© product line is designed to do.  You can easily design and complete a project in minutes or hours.  The choice is yours by incorporating finished components with items you create yourself.

Unique statement necklaces are still a very popular trend this fall.  Creating pieces that are changeable will keep your jewelry options fresh and allow you to mix and match with your wardrobe. You can wear bright colours or crystals or both!  You can personalize your pieces with beads, buttons, tiny components, miniatures, photos and even other jewelry by gluing these pieces into blank snap bases.

The necklace I have designed features unique resin filled bezel snaps that I can mix and match with the finished snaps in the klik© interchangeable jewelry line.  The options are limitless!  Once you design your own klik© one-of-a kind snaps it is easy to then add them to a finished klik© necklace, earring, key chains, cuffs, bracelets and more.

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My necklace begins with some vintage magazines from France.  The September 1907 Paris issue of “Le Rire” had a gorgeous illustration of two women sitting in a park.  I scanned that image and shrunk it to size in Photoshop.

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You can see from my picture of my computer screen that I sized circle images that would fit into my blank snap bezels.

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I printed my images and cut them.

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I glued my ladies into place and then sealed the paper imagery with several layers of a clear drying decoupage medium.  I also glued-in some rhinestone chain.

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Since the snaps do not lie flat, I set up some cardboard spacers on my workbench.  Now I can pour resin into the snaps.Resin is easy to mix and pour.  Simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions and you will have gorgeous finished pieces like these.

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I selected these finished components from the Metal Complex klik© product range. I love that I can simply change the components by adding or subtracting sections. The earrings are the perfect addition to my finished necklace design.  Now I have dozens of options to play with.

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I used jump rings to join my necklace components.  Flat nose pliers are the only tools I needed for this step.

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By selecting a chain that was made from links I could easily shorten or lengthen my necklace.

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Now I can use all my personalized snap bezels in the necklace or mix and match with the earrings option.

Supplies and Tools

Personalized Snap Blanks

Metal Complex Klik – Large Snap Base with Bezel #75190122-00
Metal Complex Klik – Small Snap Base w/Bezel #75190103-00
John Bead Corp – Rhinestone chain #95801055

Finished Snaps from Metal Complex KLIK

Metal Complex Klik – Small Interchangable Snaps Set of 3 – A Touch of Sparkle #75190150-02
Metal Complex Klik – Small Interchangable Snaps Set of 3 – A Touch of Glitz #75190150-06
Metal Complex Klik – Small Interchangable Snaps Set of 3 – Floral Delight #75190150-01

Necklace and Earring Components

Metal Complex Klik – Small Earrings Silver with Fish Hooks #75190030-00
Metal Complex Klik – Combo Pendant Silver with 2 Small & 1 Large Spaces #75190057-00
Metal Complex Klik – Small Pendant Silver with 3 spaces (two needed) #75190056-00

Chain Components

John Bead Corp Antique Silver Oval Cable Chain # 74202116-04
John Bead Outlet Magnetic Closure
John Bead Corp Jump Rings

Tools

John Bead Comfort Grip flat nose pliers #74524882
Jewelry Resin from John Bead Corp #88819013

KLIK Collaboration – Artist Submissions Group Ten

Reposted from Resin Crafts Blog

Artist:  Kat Hultgren

Kat titled her KLIK submission “dark side of the moon.”  I wanted you to see all the beads she embellished the moon surface with first.  It already looks spectacular.

However, when I give you this side view I am certain that you will let out a little sigh of joy. Kat built a gorgeous half sphere of clay and even used it to apply a new lip to edge her bezel in rhinestone.  This is a unique submission that illustrates that clay and height can result in an amazing new creation.

Artist:  Joelle Platz

Joelle’s submission made me happy because she won the last Nunn Design giveaway.  I knew she would be inspired to continue working with resin.  She used Jewelry Clay to “slightly overfill” the KLIK bezel.  She embedded a vintage watch face into the clay and attached her propeller with a head pin so it would still spin.  Genius!!  The words “time flies” were cut from an old reference book, so their colouring is authentic.  A Pearl-ex dusting coloured the exposed clay.  Her final embellishment was to attach a little wiring so her bird could dangle.

Artist:  Kate Ledum

Kate’s submission is titled “Nebula.”

Now hold on before you scroll down to see the side view.

Kate used EasyCast, Jewelry Clay, Vintaj patina inks, gold mica, silver paper with holograph stars and black shimmery mica to create this.

Now look at Kate’s piece!  I pulled it out of the envelope and immediately went back to her note to see how this was even possible.  She noted that her inspiration is a memory of the Horsehead nebula.

She even generously shared how she made this.  Would you believe she made her molded nebula in a “cheap paint pallet?”  It fit right into the bezel.  In her note Kate wondered if I liked it.  No Kate, I don’t like it.  I LOVE IT!!

Artist:  Deb Fortin

Deb’s KLIK submission is difficult to photograph because of all the tiny glitter.  I just love the background paper she used because the pastel colour palette is just perfect for Autumn.  I could easily mix and match this piece.  The arrow on the paper is highlighted with an actual metal arrow held in place with a crystal.  She did two pours, so if you held this in your hand the glitter appears to be suspended.

 Artist:  Karen Ouellette

Seeing Karen’s KLIK submission this way will certainly show off her brilliant imagery and crystal embellishing with resin.

Seeing Karen’s submission from the side, tells you a completely different story.

Her KLIK bezel has been embedded into another bezel with a layer of Jewelry ClayThe tiered effect is incredible.  She has dusted her clay with mica making it shimmer.  Her ballerina is covered in resin making it appear as though glass has been cut to cover the surface.  There is so much to see.  The crystal frame was a labour of love.  I am so proud to have this in our KLIK collection.

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About the KLIK Collaboration

Over 50 artists were the first to receive the new Snap Bezel designed by Metal Complex. They received either the small or large bezel to work in.  These “blank” snap bezels “klik” into place when combined with the other jewelry-making components in the new KLIK collection.  You can see the entire line in the catalog on the Metal Complex website linked here.

The full introduction to the collaboration is posted here.

KLIK Collaboration – More Ideas!

Reposted From Resin Crafts Blog

Artist:  Andrea Meinberg

Andrea went to great lengths to create and then submit her submission.  She has been dealing with a major injury and then to top it all off her piece is still somewhere in the post. I was so pleased to learn that she took this great picture before sending her KLIK bezel through the mail.  Here is what she told me about her submission…and yes, I too think she has been to some great beaches!

“The anchor is resin and created from a mold I made. The seashell is from Daytona Beach. The starfish is from a trip I took to the Bahamas. The snail is from an island located along a Florida river that is a historical site (with a donation, you are allowed to take up to 15 snail shells as there are billions of them)”

Today I also want to show you some of the pieces which I created earlier this summer when I was experimenting with the KLIK bezels.

Jewelry Clay makes it so easy to create something fun and flashy!  I used beads and  buttons for this group.

I also made a colour selection with bright seed beads.

Jewelry designer Fernando DaSilva created quite a few pieces for the KLIK packaging.  His faceted beads are permanently embedded in resin.

I really like how he made these seed bead circles.

My original dried flower rose bezel is still my favorite.

My dried rose is glued and sealed on a piece of yellow Japanese paper with a frame of glitter glue.  I then added Jewelry Resin to permanently encase my flower.

What you may not know is that I used two small and one large KLIK snap bezels so I could create this set.

This is another group featuring vintage theme paper and charms.

Together, they are one super bracelet.

Fernando DaSilva embedded fish leather in resin.  This green pattern is gorgeous.

Since the KLIK components are designed to be mixed and matched, you can see how quickly you can change how and where you want to wear your designs.

As always, Japanese paper is spectacular under a resin coating.  I added a little glitter glue to these edges to create a frame.

I made more than a dozen of these small bezels featuring digital artwork from Sparrow Graphic.

I love the art in their Etsy Store!

In some cases I added tiny dried flowers too.  These mix and match with so many of my pieces.

Where to order KLIK Online

You can order components and the blank bezel snaps from Artbeads.

BeadFX has the KLIK components and the blank bezel snaps in their online store.

Northern Bead is selling KLIK components.

Classic Hobbies in Nova Scotia carries all the KLIK components as well as the stamping blanks, flat leather, sliders, ultra suede, tools, fish leather and more!

About the KLIK Collaboration

Over 50 artists were the first to receive the new Snap Bezel designed by Metal Complex. They received either the small or large bezel to work in.  These “blank” snap bezels “klik” into place when combined with the other jewelry-making components in the new KLIK collection.  You can see the entire line in the catalog on the Metal Complex website linked here.

The full introduction to the collaboration is posted here.

KLIK Collaboration – Artist Submissions Group Nine

Reposted from Resin Crafts Blog

Artist:  Susan Boots

I was immediately drawn to this sparkly submission.  This walk home at sunset is just a showstopper.  Susan used orange sunset sparkle nail polish to create this back ground.  Isn’t it brilliant?  She sealed it with Mod Podge and then added the silhouette image of a cowgirl which was printed on transparency film. One layer of resin separated this layer from the next. Strands of twine carefully placed created the appearance of the tall grass which was then covered in Jewelry Resin giving the submission a gorgeous dome.  A string of twine glued to the bezel edge created a more western feel.  You can see even more of her techniques in use in her Etsy store.

Artist:  Viki Ogden

Viki worked in the small KLIK snap bezel.  I wanted to show you a second silhouette design idea. The simplicity of the shape makes it very clear that is is bird, but since it is placed on a map you get the immediate sense of travel and distance.  No additional embellishment was needed.  Resin finishes this piece to a high gloss shine and I can’t help but think that two of these would make for a fabulous cuff link set.

Artist:  Carole Carlson

This is also a small KLIK bezel with a very big story.  Carole created a permanent memory from a good friends wedding.  The petal is from a rose which was part of the table arrangement.  The floral arrangement at the wedding also included white flowers with green stems which she depicted with the white pearl and tiny green glass beads.  The text filled background is a lovely accent.  You might even imagine this was clipped from the wedding program.

Artist:  Joanne Martel

I am going to be featuring two submissions from Joanne today.  The first was her “official submission.”  The silver and blue circles are artfully arranged in her large bezel.  The background features muted colour allowing the main colours to pop from the background. Her resin pour domed this submission perfectly.  This style of art makes it very easy pair this bezel with so many other KLIK components.

Artist:  Joanne Martel

This was Joanne’s “didn’t work out” bezel.  She will be so surprised to see it here because I did a quick and easy repair to finish it.

In her note she wrote that her first project never cured.  She sent me both so I would not send her the KLIK submission gift which all the artists will be receiving.  “The dragonfly never cured.  I tried to remedy the stickiness by rubbing some powder onto the project. Though it got rid of the stickiness, it made the project worse with a very dense haze.”

So guess what I did?

I glazed the surface with another layer of Jewelry Resin and it cleared up perfectly!  So, she did have two successful submissions after all!

Where to order KLIK Online

You can order components and the blank bezel snaps from Artbeads.

BeadFX has the KLIK components and the blank bezel snaps in their online store.

Northern Bead is selling KLIK components.


About the KLIK Collaboration

Over 50 artists were the first to receive the new Snap Bezel designed by Metal Complex. They received either the small or large bezel to work in.  These “blank” snap bezels “klik” into place when combined with the other jewelry-making components in the new KLIK collection.  You can see the entire line in the catalog on the Metal Complex website linked here.

The full introduction to the collaboration is posted here.