Artist: Kayleigh Powell
Kayleighs submission had me stumped the moment I pulled it out of the envelop. My photo does not clearly show how ornate it really is. I am not sure how she got these layers of glittery goodness! The black lines appear to be suspended so that the flakes are contained on the bottom. No matter. I don't need to know everything. I can enjoy this KLIK submission as a beautiful entry.
Artist: Kim Koester
Kim submitted a royal klik snap. All the bezels I am featuring today are the small one's (about a half inch wide) so they really had to work with tiny items. Kim found a very small brass crown which she placed over her swirled paper background. The suspended crystal looks like a diamond.
Artist: Dianna Mammone
Dianna's submission would have anyone reaching out a finger to touch the items attached. I twisted and turned this KLIK bezel over and over and then finally read the enclosed note. Dianna works with polymer clay and ETI's Envirotex Lite. Her attached "chips" look just like gemstone but are so lightweight.
Here is a side view. I love how her resin application was used to attach the silver embellishments as well.
Artist: Nicole Brocchini
Nicole's submission will make our dried flower enthusiasts very happy. Isn't it just wonderful? These is so much going on in this tiny metal canvas. Nicole painted the bezel metallic teal and then glued in printed vellum. She glued mini beads to the edges and embedded a California buttercup and one other unidentified flower. The flowers, she pressed herself and noted that the tiny white ones came from an ornamental bush. Nicole included a number of gorgeous postcards for me to use in my projects. Thank you!!
Artist: Carol Briody
Carol's piece is called "An Autumn Night in the Field." Before I tell you more take a look at her submission. You are not imagining it. She embedded tiny wire sculptural art she purchased in an Etsy shop. This is her first attempt to use our Jewelry Clay. She wanted to over stuff the bezel so you would think the pumpkin was still on the vine in the field. A few tiny Swarovsky crystals were added to resemble the night sky. The teeny tiny orange dot you see is also a hand crafted headpin. Happily, she did a full blog post sharing this project so you can see even more: http://cbriody.blogspot.ca/2014/08/the-klik-collaborative.html
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.