Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nunn Design, Jewelry Clay and Fish Leather Cuff!

 This cuff is made from fish leather.
What is exciting about it is the Jewelry Clay filled Nunn Design bezel embellishment!
 Let me show you how easy it is was to make my one of a kind bracelet embellishment.
I used Jewelry Clay, Brown Staz-on, Micropearl Pearl-Ex, a rubber stamp and a Nunn Design Screw-back Bezel.
 I slightly overfilled by bezel with Jewelry Clay and brushed Pearl-Ex across the surface.
 Then I pressed it into the rubber stamp.  Note:  I had pressed the stamp into the brown Staz-on ink pad so that the image was already inked.
 When I removed the clay filled bezel from the rubber stamp it was beautiful!  The brown ink became purple when combined with the Pear-Ex powder.  I LOVED THIS MAGICAL EFFECT!
 I added some gorgeous Preciosa crystals to the clay for some extra glitter and then simply allowed my bezel to air-cure overnight.  Our clay is just brilliant!  It held the stamped image beautifully!
 I knew I wanted to wear the bezel on a cuff.  Happily, I have done numerous projects with Second Skin Fish Leather for Metal Complex.  This sustainable material is 100% Tilapia fish leather.
 I added a snap to my fish leather and then a piece of suede to reinforce it.
 The Nunn Design screw-back bezels are so easy to install.  
 I cut away the extra section of exposed screw and covered it with another small piece of suede.
 Nunn Design has a wonderful how-to if you need more ideas on how to use these bezels.
My finished cuff is just gorgeous!  My bezel is perfectly showcased.

This is my third sample for the Nunn Design showcase and give-a-way on our blog this month.  I'll post the give-a-way in a few days:
Second Post In The Nunn Design Series - Jewelry Clay and Silver Channel Bracelet
Other Nunn Design Series 
To read about more Nunn design projects here is a link.

5 comments:

  1. Wow that clay is awesome, I really need to try it. Thanks

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  2. What a great idea to use a rubber stamp. It turned out beautiful. Really love your posts

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  3. Oh, dear, I don't think my comment posted!
    I was wondering if the clay you used is the same kind that must be fired in a kiln or baked in a toaster oven? I really need to get some to create some bracelets of my own as long as it doesn't need a kiln as I do not have one...unfortunately.
    I realize this is an older posting, but I hope you can answer my question. I am looking forward to finding these products you have done such a marvelous job with.

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    1. If you click on the link to the clay you can read more about it. It air cures, no kiln required. That's my favorite point about it!

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    2. http://eti-usa.com/envirotex-jewelry-clay/

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