Instant Glam Quattro Bezel

This is a serious piece of eye candy from Fernando DaSilva!

Everything I love is in this necklace.  We have a kumihimo braid and fiber embellishments created with Dazzle-it rattail, new end caps, a Metal Complex Instant Glam Bezel, Dazzle-it semi-precious peace symbol beads and best of all; Astra Pink Swarovski Elements floating on a bed of clear resin.

Let’s take a closer look.

The Instant Glam “Quattro” silver bezel is showcasing a collection of Astral Pink Swarovski crystals.  They are suspended in place because Fernando placed them on a layer of Jewelry Resin.

The pink and yellow rattail looks fabulous in both the braid and knotted elements. You can see how Fernando is using some of the Chinese knots from his book to create new embellishments.

The peace beads are semi precious and were launched by Dazzle-it this spring.

Metal Complex Instant Glam “Quattro” bezel.

Crystal Astral Pink Bicones

Crystal Astral Pink Wild Heart

Crystal Astral Pink Twist Bead

New End Caps are beautifully featured in this closure.  Fernando always makes his necklaces look gorgeous even in areas that may not be seen.

Bezel Beauty!

The hand crafted Metal Complex Bezels are perhaps my favorite items to work with.  Since I really love working with Jewelry Resin, having having beautiful bezels is a must!  The “Lipped Bezels” always look expensive and well made.  You also have the option to decorate the edge with additional beading or wire wrapping techniques.

I made a unique and asymmetrical necklace to showcase this bezel.  I used:

Bronze Leaf Toggle

Swarovski Bicones

Swarovski Briolettes and

Aqua Black Dazzle-it Checker Beads

The Stamped Washer Pendant Necklace

This necklace is from our photo archives.  The simplicity of the suede cord makes the washer pendant really stand out.

The washer was marked with our circle stamps.  A little gilders paste added some colour and depth.

The cord is available in spools.

The Metal complex blanks collection includes washers in numerous sizes.

Metal Complex Blanks, Jewelry Resin and Kumihimo!

This necklace features a pendant made by John Bead’s very own Daniel John.

While on a recent trip to a UK craft show, Daniel had an opportunity to walk the show and in one booth he did an experiment with embossing powders on a Metal Complex leaf blank.  We both thought it turned out really well.  However, embossing powders would not last very long on a necklace if it came into contact with other embellishments.

To keep the design on the blank permanently I glazed the surface with Jewelry Resin.  One application of Jewelry resin is like 50 coats of varnish.  This design is permanent now!

I am returning the pendant to Daniel today.  I can’t return it on it’s own though.  It needs to be on a necklace.  Naturally, a kumihimo necklace is my first choice!  I used gold and black rattail on the circle disk.

The new kumihimo findings make finishing this necklace so easy!