I have a fun and inexpensive bezel project to share with you today!
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
This project falls under the theme "what to do with left overs."
I create a lot of art in my studio. Certain leftovers I can't bear to toss in the trash and I end up having all sorts of little stashes that need to be included in a project. On this table you see:
1. Old book pages.
2. A little tub of pyrite flakes. (packing material when ETI couriers me resin)
3. Small piece of broken rhinestone.
4. Embellished ribbon.
5. Extra button pack attached to a shirt I bought.
6. Rhinestone string...left over from a beading project.
7 Very inexpensive large plastic buttons.
My project begins with me lining my buttons with paper. I protect the paper with several coats of Ultra Seal. This protects the paper and gives me a pretty background. Then I glue in my inclusions. (Ultra Seal is a glue too!)
Ultra Seal dries clear so when I am adding in 3D items I use a lot of glue knowing it will look great dry. The pyrite flakes stick beautifully.
Here are the pieces before I pour in Jewelry Resin. It is a little trickier to pour resin over objects that are so dimensional. Over-pours can happen quickly so I take my time.
Here is the leftovers heart.
My leftovers triangle.
And my favorite, leftovers oval.