Instant Statement Necklace by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead. This necklace is easy to create if you enjoy simple twisting techniques and hand stitching.
Polyester Pipe was one of the newest stringing materials to be introduced by John Bead as part of their Tropical Punch collection. There are many color options to choose from. For this project I used Aqua/Royal Blue and Navy/Burgundy.
The fabulous crystal filled bezels you see featured are created with Instant Glam components. The Blue Crystal Rock applique paired beautifully with the blues in the polyester Pipe.
In order to get my necklace shaped, I used masking tape to help me keep both polyester pipe strands side by side.
Strategic hand stitching on the back side of my piece ensured that the curves would stay in place.
I even added a tiny bit of glue to my thread knot for extra security.
The Instant Glam bezels already have three soldered links on the back. I used a needle and thread to join the bezels components to the polyester pipe using those links.
I was almost done. I could not decide if a third bezel was needed.
After showing my work in progress to our Creative Director; Fernando Dasilva it was pointed out that perhaps another loop was needed. So I added these three loops by simply gluing end caps to some of my leftover polyester pipe pieces and attached them with a jumpring.
I think the bezels are now balanced and the asymmetrical look I was envisioning has been achieved.
Today I am sharing with you a special necklace designed by Fernando DaSilva. It beautifully features one of our Metal Complex Bezels.
The square lipped hand made Metal Complex bezels are available in brass, silver plated, copper and antique copper.
Fernando filled the bezel with clay and then embedded crystals and other jewelry components to create this amazing pendant.
The bronze Apoxie Sculpt looks great as his background.
His necklace is so unique. His components all work beautifully together.
It is always so delightful to see what Fernando DaSilva designs.
I have been focused on these handcrafted lipped bezels because they are so unique. They are ideal for special projects and pendants that are going to be made into high end necklaces.
Fernando embedded his crystals and embellishments into green Apoxie Sculpt. Green really is a lucky colour and happily the colour for 2013.
His finished pendant is beautifully showcased with Dazzle-it Checker Beads.
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 Briolettes and
Aqua Black Dazzle-it Checker Beads
In the new Instant Glam catalogue you’ll see a photograph of a hand wearing a sparkling rectangle ring. This is how Fernando made a pendant into a ring!
You take one SWAROVSKI Crystal Rock Diamond Bermuda Blue Crystal applique.
Add one Instant Glam Diamond Bezel.
Note that the bezel is ready to attach.
Add your favorite beads and wear!