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.
Labels: Betsy McCall, Envirotex Jewelry Resin, Mistakes, Tips