Thursday, September 11, 2014

KLIK Collaboration - Artist Submissions Group Five

 Artist:  Diana Frank
Okay, like many of you I just swooned when I opened Diana's envelope.  What more can I add to a photograph that shows you that Diana incorporated so many gorgeous things into her submission. Clay is making it possible for her burgundy beads to sit at such a gorgeous height and vintage rhinestone frames the lady like a collar.  Her face is embedded in resin.  This piece has encouraged me to think outside of the frame.
Artist:  Debbie Mahoney
Debbie's submission could use a whole blog post.  Holding this mini work of art made me realize that I needed to give you a side view as well.
Debbie used Resin Clay to adhere the silver petals disk which houses her little glass cabochons.  She made them herself.  A large brass brass jump ring (genius) adhered to the top of her KLIK snap made her piece deeper.  She filled it with glass glitter, beads and the little bee charm.  The green leaves are leftover from a beaded napkin ring kit.  It was all sealed with Jewelry Resin.
Artist Donna Duff
Would you believe this is the first time Donna has used resin?  Her submission "Fairy in the Wisteria" bezel was her opportunity to experiment.  I can see the green background has metallic lines and glitter.  Her little fairy is partially suspended in resin.  Her wings have been coloured making her stand out even more. Welcome to the world of resin craft Donna! 
Artist:  Amber Ballard
I noticed that Amber lives in Florida, so I am certain access to shells would come easier to her.  Amber worked in the small KLIK bezel.  When I pulled her submission out of the envelope I just had to stop and release a sigh.  This is so elegant.  I always try to create something like this...and then I over-embellish.  This tiny snap is perfect.

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About the KLIK Collaboration
Over 50 artists were the first to receive the new Snap Bezel designed by Metal Complex.  
They received either the small or large bezel to work in.
These "blank" snap bezels "klik" into place when combined with the other jewelry-making components in the new KLIK collection.  You can see the entire line in the catalog on the Metal Complex website linked here.

The full introduction to the collaboration is posted here.

5 comments:

  1. Gosh these are all so beautiful but Diana's lady is utter perfection. How inspiring. Makes me want to break out the resin immediately :)

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  2. Thanks Carmi for the kind words, they are all so wonderful, your blog is such a treat for the eyes.

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  3. How cute, the fairy is riding a snail!!!

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  4. Diana and Debbie.... brilliant use of space.
    Both pieces are lovely

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  5. Wow!! Amazing and outstanding pieces!

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