Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Spellbinders Media Mixage Rectangle Bezels

 Here is my latest necklace featuring two bezels from Spellbinder's Media Mixage line.
 I did my first post featuring bezels from Spellbinders a few weeks ago and I was thrilled to receive this care package from the company.  The Artisan Explorer was designed to work with dies and bezels and as you can see from this project, they do make life so much easier!
 The rectangle bezel set has a matching set of dies that allow you to cut imagery to fit your bezel perfectly.  These copper coloured dies were easy to place on my postcard and therefore I could cut out portions of the card exactly the way I wanted too.
 Isn't this perfection?  No measuring on my part required!  The machine does the cutting for you.
 I sealed my postcard imagery into the bezel set using Aleenes Decoupage medium. 
 I was very generous with glue on the edges because the postcard is thick and I did not want to leave an area open for resin to seep in and stain sections later.
 When all my sealing layers (3) were completely dry I also added some glitter glue to the edges.
 I decided I would fill my bezels with Jewelry Resin in two pours.  The first resin pour filled the bezels to just about the half way mark.
 When that resin layer was cured I added extra lines with gel marker and then did a second doming pour of resin.
My pieces are stunning!  I am not sure what I will be doing with the larger bezel just yet.  I think I may turn that one into a belt buckle!

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Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ is a comprehensive and fun line of products sure to impress and expand your creativity beyond your wildest dreams!
Whatever your style - whether you’re a paper perfectionist, a jewelry junkie or a mixed media master - the Spellbinders Media Mixáge line of mixed media products allows you to express your creativity the way you choose.
From bezels to blanks, matching die templates, metals and more, Media Mixáge makes it fun, easy, and achievable to bring color, layers and dimension to all projects of all kinds – jewelry, paper crafts, mixed media, home décor, art journals and even fabric and adornments!

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