This is my first glass bezel project!
Wondering where I got a glass bezel?
The glass bezel I am working in is from the Trinket Foundry . I I met them in their booth at the Bead and Button show last month. They have all sorts of wonderful recycled glass and this is the bottom of a small bottle.
My fairy image is from the Crafter's Companion Flower Fairy Friends CD collection. I printed this image on inkjet acetate.
This project took several days to complete because
I did THREE SEPARATE RESIN pours.
Here is the glass bezel and my Flower Fairy printed on acetate cut to fit the bezel.
POUR One: Hopefully you can see that I have poured some Jewelry Resin into my bezel 1/3 depth. When the resin was settled (15 minutes or so) I then placed my acetate image into it. I was sure to push the image into place and monitored for any air pockets. I let this resin layer cure overnight.
Look how great it looks!
Now I gathered my dried flowers.
Working on the surface of the first layer of resin I was able to glue my dried flowers in place.
POUR TWO: I covered this dried flower layer with Jewlery Resin. Not to the brim of the bezel. Just so the flowers were completely covered. I let this cure overnight.
The next morning I added some gel pen marker lines and dots to the second layer of cured resin. Everything looks like it is floating now!
POUR Three: I poured one last layer of Jewelry Resin to the brim of my glass bezel. I let it cure overnight.
I knew I would want to wear this glass bezel but if I glued a bail to the back of my piece it would show through the design.
So, I decided to glue this wood bead as a frame around my piece instead. Have I mentioned how effective Quick Grip glue is for these sorts of tasks?
My fairy is beautifully showcased in a recycled glass bottom bezel!