KLIK Collaboration – Artist Submissions Group Four

Reposted from Resin Crafts Blog 

Artist:  Gwen Toffling
Gwen titled her submission “Sinister Serenity’s First Pair.”  I have a feeling these roller skates have a story.  My photo does not capture the gorgeous metallic background Gwen created for her tiny skating imagery.  She worked in the small Klik bezel snap yet managed to layer the colour and paper imagery before pouring in her resin.  Gwen took some time to include a note which said ” I’ve tried to read all of your posts as I am so inspired and want to try everything.”  Thank you for participating Gwen!
Artist:  Teri Calbert
Teri’s sailboat background comes to life with the addition of real shells.  She has even included sand.  This KLIK components captures a scene we are all familiar with.  I am sure it makes more than a few of us think of a favorite marina.  Teri took this photo and selected shells from the same location for her keepsake.
Artist:  Janice Fuller
Janice also worked in a small KlIK snap.  Her submission reminds me that there are so many unique styles of art.  Her silver/gray background already featured a flower which is highlighted by the thick white paint dots.  The dots, are not completely covered by resin, so when you hold this submission in your hand you can feel the dot tops.
Artist:  Sherri Hill
Sherri and I emailed back and forth about her submission.  She had this idea and knew that her KLIK component would no longer be “klickable” once she was done.  I think she was brilliant to use the bezel in her own way.  She received a small bezel…but created a BIG project.  Her bezel sides are now uniquely altered by the addition of a sandy frame. Her shells are floating in resin and appear wet.  She drilled a hole into her octopus and attached the snap as though it was already designed to live there.  It really is a wonderful entry to our KLIK collaboration.  Thank you so much for sharing it!
Sherri sent me the completed necklace!
Canada’s Favorite Bead Store now has the KLIK components in their online store.

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 Three

Reposted from Resin Crafts Blog

Artist:  Lisa Menou

The colour palette in Lisa’s KLIK bezel is one I love; green and purple.  The Octopus appears to be floating on the surface of this glittery water background made with glitters and tiny sequins.  There are even a few Swarovski crystals embedded.  As if that wasn’t enough, the underside of the octopus glows in the dark!  Lisa, will have to write in and tell us how she made that happen!

Artist:  Lisa M Pace

I am always so pleased when well-known author Lisa participates in one of my collaborations.  This bezel features a wonderful way to display a HUGE pearl.  She embedded it into clay which was coloured with a light gold powder.  The rhinestone edging is so high because of the clay base.

Here is a side view of Lisa’s KLIK snap bezel.  I imagine a few of us will be rifling through our broken jewels to see if we can find something similar to embed in clay next.

Artist:  Alison Boyd

Alison sent in her submission with the simple title of “Sunset with wire flower.”  I thought that immediately when I unpacked her submission. Her coppery metallic patina is just gorgeous and creates a bezel that is one-of-a-kind.  You would be hard pressed to try and make a copy.  The little wire flower is a delicate and elegant addition.

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 Two

(This is reposted from Resin Crafts Blog)

Artist:  Pat Susen

Pat, and the other two submissions on this page are working in the small KLIK snap bezel. With about 1/2 inch of canvas, they still managed to create some tiny art.  Pat’s vintage witch is surrounded by some very tiny black sequins as a border.  There is even a miniature bat to complete the scene.

Artist: Angela Campbell

Angela’s bezel has so many layers compacted into this small space.  The copper/silver background shines and the metal heart is perfectly positioned.  The text explains the story and without thinking you are seeing “unlock your heart.”

Artist:  Amanda Burns

Amanda collects skeleton keys and wanted to show her love for them and vintage antiques with this submission.  The pearls are completely embedded because of the wonderful dome on this bezel.

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 Submission Group One

This post is via Resin Crafts Blog.

Today I am sharing the first two artist submissions for our fall KLIK collaboration with Metal Complex.  Above you see the blank snap bezel everyone was sent.

You won’t believe what Resin Crafts Blog readers created with them!

Artist:  Marie McCurry

Marie embedded something I just love….tatted lace.  This form of needlework is extremely difficult to do.  These tiny works of art can be permanently showcased in jewelry by embedding them in resin.

The edge of her bezel is lined with glitter.  The colour of her lace requires no additional embellishment, it just pops because Marie lined the bezel with a piece of reflective paper.  It was difficult to photograph!  Marie also sent me some extra lace!  Thank you!

Artist:  Mary Barlog

In all the years I have worked with resin, I have never been as mesmerized as I am with this submission.

It is so simple, but oh so effective. 

The black and white swirl is indeed hypnotic.  This gives me so many ideas for future projects!

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.

Special Project: KLIK and Resin Crafts Blog Collaboration

Earlier this summer I posted a call for Resin Crafts blog artists/crafters to join in the 2014 collaboration project with Metal Complex.
With very little information, I had well over 50 volunteers for the project.  I had to extend the project to make room for 20 more participants.  They are all receiving a blank metal snap to experiment in.
 The snaps are part of the new DIY product line from Metal Complex.  These metal components “klik” into interchangeable jewelry and you can read more here.
 I have had so much fun creating samples for the campaign!
 My studio has been filled with circular imagery that I am punching out and placing into my blank bezels.
 There are some shallow snaps as well and I am embellishing these edges with a little bit of glitter glue.  I am pouring Jewelry Resin into my snaps to create these gorgeous finished components.
 Since the snap blanks have a little “nubbin” on the bottom (which allows them to be “kliked” in place) I have set up some boards on my table to create a channel so when I pour resin in, the snaps are level.
 I have started to make series!
 These snaps mix and match!
As you can see, I have dozens of options for my finished snaps. I can’t wait to see what our klik participants will be making!  I’ll be featuring each project on the blog and Facebook throughout September!
Our collaboration participants received the snap blanks before anyone else in North America.
Metal Complex is just starting to ship orders to companies now.
Just a reminder, they are a wholesale company, so they do not ship to consumers.
For more information or to find a reseller near you please email: info@metalcomplex.com.
www.metalcomplex.com

KLIK!

Create-Klik-Repeat
Your personal touch is “just a Klik away” with the launch of our new product range cleverly titled “Klik.” Sensational new looks can be created and then modified with interchangeable jewelry.
KLIK NOW IN STOCK!
Jewelry can be quickly assembled by the DIYer looking for a unique and coordinated jewelry line to craft with.
Established jewelers are going to love our exclusive bezel snap which is ready to be filled with just about anything.  

The options to wear your Klik snaps are also plentiful!  We have stretch band rings, earrings (several designs), pendants, combo pendants, connectors, sliders, clasps, and toggles.  The leather options include bracelets, cuffs, and key fobs in a dazzling array of colours!

An exclusive addition is our Metal Complex snap bezel blank in two sizes.  These are for the DIY crafter and designers who want to create their own snaps using cabochons, glue, resin, and epoxy clays.  We’ll be featuring many how-to projects on the blog highlighting this truly unique and exclusive design.