Lea Kimmel – KLIK It, KLIK it Good!
Pam Hornschu – Jewelry In A Snap
Pam Hornschu – Klik Klik Klik – BOOOOO!
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.
Create Klik© Repeat
Sunday January 11, 2015
Difficulty: Beginner Class With Carmi Cimicata
Your personal touch is “just a Klik© away” with the Metal Complex’s new product range cleverly titled “Klik©.” Sensational new looks can be created and then modified with interchangeable jewelry. In this workshop, resin diva and designer Carmi Cimicata will teach how to add your own flair to blank bezel snaps, which can be filled with resin, epoxy, beads and more. Create unique and coordinated jewelry that’s trendy and versatile with an incredible added value.
The project comes to life with several types of specialty beads; The Pip©, Piggy©, Pony and Magatama beads from Preciosa. The Klik© components are from a larger selection of interchangeable option. Our project will result in a necklace + earrings set.
Using the manufacturers’ instructions we made up our resin clay. Note that I did not overfill my bezels. These Klik© Snap Base w/Bezels in two sizes are exclusive to Metal Complex.
There are several ways to fill your bezels. This is how I add Piggy© beads.
If you want the effect of a closed and full flower you’ll be able to press all your Piggy©beads inwards.
I did a final press on each bezel to make sure everything was embedded into the clay nicely.
You can achieve a more open flower by placing your Piggy© beads this way.
The Pip© beads I used as edge additions and for the middle of the flower.
The resin clay is air curing and permanent. I always clean away any fingerprints I may have made on the Klik© components before setting them aside to cure overnight.
I added some beads with jump rings to the Klik© necklace component. I realized it was best to only do the bottom half or the top beads will cover my flower when I wear the necklace.
The longer beads are called Magatama. They look gorgeous dangled.
The student projects turned out even better than my sample!
With so many Miyuki beads to choose from it is easy to colour match virtually any project.
These necklaces begin with vintage linens. So many old linens have hand embroidery that is exceptional. Saving the hand sewn portions of a piece of damaged antique linen is a passion. Many of these items end up in the landfill because they are stained or torn.
I use button covers to repurpose parts of the linens I find.
Once my buttons are made, I select beads that will highlight the hand embroidery.
I did say colours were limitless!
I simply beaded around the edge of my button to create a frame. They turned out so pretty.
My next step was to gather some Klik supplies.
I glued a KLIK snap base to each of my beaded buttons.
The snap bases allow you to klik the button onto the pendant base with ease.
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.
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.
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.
You can see from my picture of my computer screen that I sized circle images that would fit into my blank snap bezels.
I printed my images and cut them.
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.
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.
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.
I used jump rings to join my necklace components. Flat nose pliers are the only tools I needed for this step.
By selecting a chain that was made from links I could easily shorten or lengthen my necklace.
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
John Bead Corp Antique Silver Oval Cable Chain # 74202116-04
John Bead Outlet Magnetic Closure
John Bead Corp Jump Rings
John Bead Comfort Grip flat nose pliers #74524882
Jewelry Resin from John Bead Corp #88819013
This is another grouping of artist submissions to our Metal Complex KLIK collaboration.
These artist KLIK bezel snaps are just amazing.
These are the KLIK components I used to make these finished KLIK projects instantly wearable.
I even made a few extra pieces with vintage items and the KLIK snap bases.
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.
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 Clay. The 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.