Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Betsy McCall Pendants

These Jewelry Resin filled bezel pendants feature one of the most iconic sewing characters: Betsy McCall.
I had noticed that the original paper doll images were appearing in my Pinterest feed.**  

Betsy McCall paper dolls are such a happy memory for anyone lucky enough to have grown up with a Mom who bought McCalls magazine.  The Betsy illustrators did change over the decades.  I have some favorites that I chose to feature in my bezel set.
 Making these pendants was not as easy as planned however.  
Even though I sealed my paper several times with a decoupage medium, I clearly missed some areas.  When you embed white paper in resin, it is the most likely to show a resin stain.  A few of my corners were awful.
 That gave me the opportunity to collage over my mistakes!  
This is the reason I always do two pours when I work in a bezel.  I never fill my bezel to the brim with the first pour.  This way, I have the opportunity to correct and embellish any areas that may not have turned out as planned.  You can see that I added floral stickers over the worst mistakes...and I loved how this looked!
I also added some paint dots and squiggles.  When the paint was dry, I poured a second layer of Jewelry Resin over my corrections to finish the set.
These necklaces are perfect for little girls.

**Just a reminder.  I don't sell my jewelry.  If you plan to make items to sell you really need to confirm copyright usage.


  1. Wouldn't it be great to find a string of pop beads (remember those???) to go with these fab 50s charms?

  2. I loved these little paper dolls. Boy, brings back lots of great memories.

  3. Not just for little girls! I would proudly wear one!

  4. I love this - forgot all about Betsy McCall.


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