Artist: Susan Boots
I was immediately drawn to this sparkly submission. This walk home at sunset is just a showstopper. Susan used orange sunset sparkle nail polish to create this back ground. Isn't it brilliant? She sealed it with Mod Podge and then added the silhouette image of a cowgirl which was printed on transparency film. One layer of resin separated this layer from the next. Strands of twine carefully placed created the appearance of the tall grass which was then covered in Jewelry Resin giving the submission a gorgeous dome. A string of twine glued to the bezel edge created a more western feel. You can see even more of her techniques in use in her Etsy store.
Artist: Viki Ogden
Viki worked in the small KLIK snap bezel. I wanted to show you a second silhouette design idea. The simplicity of the shape makes it very clear that is is bird, but since it is placed on a map you get the immediate sense of travel and distance. No additional embellishment was needed. Resin finishes this piece to a high gloss shine and I can't help but think that two of these would make for a fabulous cuff link set.
Artist: Carole Carlson
This is also a small KLIK bezel with a very big story. Carole created a permanent memory from a good friends wedding. The petal is from a rose which was part of the table arrangement. The floral arrangement at the wedding also included white flowers with green stems which she depicted with the white pearl and tiny green glass beads. The text filled background is a lovely accent. You might even imagine this was clipped from the wedding program.
Artist: Joanne Martel
I am going to be featuring two submissions from Joanne today. The first was her "official submission." The silver and blue circles are artfully arranged in her large bezel. The background features muted colour allowing the main colours to pop from the background. Her resin pour domed this submission perfectly. This style of art makes it very easy pair this bezel with so many other KLIK components.
Artist: Joanne Martel
This was Joanne's "didn't work out" bezel.
She will be so surprised to see it here because I did a quick and easy repair to finish it.
In her note she wrote that her first project never cured. She sent me both so I would not send her the KLIK submission gift which all the artists will be receiving. "The dragonfly never cured. I tried to remedy the stickiness by rubbing some powder onto the project. Though it got rid of the stickiness, it made the project worse with a very dense haze."
So guess what I did?
I glazed the surface with another layer of Jewelry Resin and it cleared up perfectly! So, she did have two successful submissions after all!
Where to order KLIK Online
You can order components and the blank bezel snaps from Artbeads.
BeadFX has the KLIK components and the blank bezel snaps in their online store.
Northern Bead is selling KLIK components.
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.