More KLIK Artist Submissions Into Finished Jewelry!

Reposted from Resin Crafts Blog

Here is how I assembled the collection of week three resin filled KLIK bezels.  If I sold my jewelry it would be so much fun to mix and match unique resin art.

Since the KLIK collaboration between Resin Crafts and Metal Complex blog began, my studio has been filled with resin greatness!  KLIK (link to catalog here) makes it possible for anyone to become a jewelry maker because all the components are ready to wear.  Resin Crafts blog makers can focus on their resin design work knowing that finished bezels will simple “klik” into place.

These cuffs demonstrate how wonderful unique resin filled bezels can look placed together.

I mixed and matched to my hearts content!

I had to give myself a time limitation so I didn’t spend all day “merchandising” the KLIK submissions.

The KLIK collection includes these snap bases.  They are ideal to attach buttons and other embellishments so I made these extra components as well.  How to work with buttons can be viewed in this Metal Complex blog post.

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.

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.

Soutache Collars for KLIK Bezel Snaps

I wanted to share with you a brand new idea.  Soutache collars!  They are very special because they have been creatively designed by Nancy Donaldson to work with new Metal Complex bezel snaps.

Here is the first collar placed on the KLIK bezel.  The simple yellow Dazzle-it resin stone looks amazing framed like this.

Without Nancy’s collars, these would be simple and elegant components.

This looks absolutely stunning now!

Currently Resin Crafts Blog and Metal Complex blog are featuring the work of 50+ artists who are each working in a unique snap bezel component designed by Metal Complex for their KLIK components line.    Take a peek here.

KLIK Collaboration – Artist Submissions Group Eight

Reposted From Resin Crafts Blog

Artist:  Linda Russio

Linda’s KLIK submission is delicate and light.  Her colour choices resulted in such a pleasing bezel. I often forget that the simple act of layering paper can create unique framing options.  Her first piece of paper has vintage text and then the second collage paper frames her butterfly perfectly.  The butterfly has two layers of resin glazed wings making it a 3D embellishment. The crystal  in the butterfly back is the icing on the cake.

Artist:  Carla Collier

Carla thought long and hard about what to put into her KLIK bezel snap.  She reviewed her stickers, papers, baubles and beads and then finally found a focal bead to inspire her. This turquoise cross framed by red coral beads and then a final frame of seed beads is just gorgeous.  I have never seen anything similar and it is the only submission featuring beads in this way.  I laughed when she noted that one whole hank of beads ended up in her carpet when she was working on this piece. Cat companions always have issues with seed beads!  Carla glued all her beads in place and then very slowly and cautiously added her resin.  Since she did not completely cover everything, her turquoise and coral look natural and truly Indian inspired.  Well done Carla!

This next submission would received my award for best shipping idea!  Monica Cormier packed her small bezel safely into a bottle cap.

Artist:  Monica Cormier

It is truly amazing to see what artists did in the small snaps.  Monica used acrylic paint, glass beads and sand from her favorite beach in Florida for her submission.  She noted “this has become a memory piece, of a wonderful trip and beach.”  I think this is a wonderful example of what embedding inclusions and in resin can be.  A wonderful and permanent keepsake.  I feel like Monica captured one small moment of time.

Artist Laurel Stevens

Laurel’s whimsical submission is a personal favorite due to its showcasing of a unicorn. However, her background and unicorn base really deserves most of the attention. I have no idea how she created the brightly hued and metallic background.  The rainbow of colour is idyllic for a unicorn scene.  I also am very drawn to the black, glittery ground her charm is walking on.  This submission would stand out no matter where I placed it.  I think I will need to pair it with two small KLIK snaps featuring only bright colours.

Artist:  Nancy Donaldson

Having featured Nancy’s work in several posts on this blog, this submission will not surprise any of her followers.  Nancy loves wire working and so her bezel has been transformed into a completely new and exciting size and shape.   Our Jewelry Clay is holding her tiny glass beads and bee in place.

Happily, she shared her technique for adding such an exotic wire and bead frame.  Here is how it was possible to attach all this wiring.  Once she completely the frame, she filled the KLIK snap with Jewelry Clay giving it even more strength.

I observed Nancy making the holes in her bezel snap.  She used a battery powered dermal-the holes were easy to drill.

Nancy’s submission also included some over-the-top soutache frames that will be featured on the Dazzle-it Blog.

Here is a peek at those fiber frames!

Another exciting group of KLIK submissions!

 

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 Seven

Reposted from Resin Crafts Blog

Artist:  Kayleigh Powell

Kayleighs submission had me stumped the moment I pulled it out of the envelop.  My photo does not clearly show how ornate it really is.   I am not sure how she got these layers of glittery goodness!  The black lines appear to be suspended so that the flakes are contained on the bottom.   No matter.  I don’t need to know everything.  I can enjoy this KLIK submission as a beautiful entry.

Artist:  Kim Koester

Kim submitted a royal klik snap.  All the bezels I am featuring today are the small one’s (about a half inch wide) so they really had to work with tiny items.  Kim found a very small brass crown which she placed over her swirled paper background.  The suspended crystal looks like a diamond.

Artist:  Dianna Mammone

Dianna’s submission would have anyone reaching out a finger to touch the items attached.  I twisted and turned this KLIK bezel over and over and then finally read the enclosed note.  Dianna works with polymer clay and ETI’s Envirotex Lite.  Her attached “chips” look just like gemstone but are so lightweight.

Here is a side view.  I love how her resin application was used to attach the silver embellishments as well.

Artist:  Nicole Brocchini

Nicole’s submission will make our dried flower enthusiasts very happy.  Isn’t it just wonderful?  These is so much going on in this tiny metal canvas.  Nicole painted the bezel metallic teal and then glued in printed vellum.  She glued mini beads to the edges and embedded a California buttercup and one other unidentified flower.  The flowers, she pressed herself and noted that the tiny white ones came from an ornamental bush.  Nicole included a number of gorgeous postcards for me to use in my projects.  Thank you!!

Artist:  Carol Briody

Carol’s piece is called “An Autumn Night in the Field.”  Before I tell you more take a look at her submission.  You are not imagining it.  She embedded tiny wire sculptural art she purchased in an Etsy shop.  This is her first attempt to use our Jewelry Clay.  She wanted to over stuff the bezel so you would think the pumpkin was still on the vine in the field.  A few tiny Swarovski crystals were added to resemble the night sky.  The teeny tiny orange dot you see is also a hand crafted headpin.  Happily, she did a full blog post sharing this project so you can see even more:  http://cbriody.blogspot.ca/2014/08/the-klik-collaborative.html

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.

Why You Will Want to KLIK Your Projects

Here is how some of the KLIK submissions look once I begin to “klik them in place.”

The KLIK collaboration with Metal Complex this month is showcasing a unique blank bezel snap.  The snaps are just one part of a major product launch this fall of the matching components.  You can see them all in the online catalog.
If you had the entire line to choose from this is what your wall would look like.
Resin Crafts blog readers are submitting their one of a kind designs.  I am featuring each KLIK submission here and on Facebook.
 It truly is an inspiring collaboration!
These are the components I used to create today’s final photo.
More KLIK projects are being posted all week!
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 Six

Reposted from Resin Crafts Blog 
Artist:  Alma Negrete
When I opened my envelope from Alma I knew I had a gorgeous submission.  Then I read her note. “As a tater, I wanted to include my own lace making into it.”  Full stop.  The teeny tiny butterflies are tatted!  The blue tatted butterfly is covered in resin, but it is only partially submerged.  I can’t imagine the time it took to make these tiny lace items.  The image is also gorgeous with the glittered edge work.  I am certain needlework artisans everywhere are going to be happy to see this mini work of art.
Artist:  Kim Koester
Kim is from Arizona and I couldn’t help but think about their recent flooding when I saw the anchor shape on her submission.  These crystals are embedded on top of the resin, so that you can still feel them. This is a wonderful technique and if you time your resin cure, you can push your crystal into place at a point where they will still stand up but remain on top of the pour. The wavy blue and beige background does indeed look like water.
Artist:  Kerry Hof
Kerry, Kerry, Kerry, you need to move into my studio to explain how it is that you are creating such marvels in resin.  My photo does not capture the complexity of her piece.  I literally had to get a magnifying glass out to study it further.  I think there is a stone embedded and some thin red fibers. Lines and dots are embedded at various heights.  Sometimes I think it is staring at me.  Or we may be in space.  It is just fabulous resin project.
Artist:  Suze Weinberg
Suze Weinberg and I subscribe to the “add just one more thing” school of embellishment.  Her vintage tiny frozen Charlotte doll is partially embedded in a crystal covered hill of clay.  The rhinestone frame around the KLIK snap is elegant and what can I say about a crown of jewels?  Wonderful.  Suze worked in the tiny snap…and managed to get all this into her submission.

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.