Beadphoria, Bezel, Bezel Effects, Bezel Effects Kit, Bezel Effects Product Reviews, DIY pendants, ICE Resin, ImpressArt, Jewelry Product Reviews, Make Your Own Pendants, Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Theresa Cifali
By Suzann Sladcik Wilson
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope this new year brings you lots of new and exciting things. A something new and exciting I would like to share with you this month is Bezel Effects by ImpressArt.
When my fellow designer, Theresa Cifali, asked me if I wanted to try out the new Bezel Effects kits, I jumped at the chance. I looked forward to trying a technique completely new to the jewelry making world.
A big plus I noticed when I opened the Bezel Effects kit is that the instructions are printed on the inside flap of the kit. No losing the pesky instruction sheet here! Also, there are samples of what the effects look like when dried.
The Bezel Effects Kit contained everything I needed to complete 4 projects:
- 3 Paints – 1 in the moon effect and two in the Prisme effect
- 3 pipettes to drop the paint into the bezels
- 1 package of Ice Resin by Susan Lenart Kazmer
- Measuring cup and wooden stir sticks for the Ice Resin
- 3 gold bezels
- 1 pair of silver earrings
I tried a little experimenting when I made my pendants. One thing I learned is the paints have a mind of their own. Where you drop you paint may not be where it stays, but that is what makes the effects turn out so cool. For the pendant in the center of the photograph above, I tried to place the paints in three separate stripes. As you can see, the paints ended up shifting. I still like how the end result turned out.
The paints take 24 hours to dry and then 6-12 hours for the resin on top to cure. You also want to make sure that your projects are somewhere that they are safe from being disturbed during the two drying times.
There is a wide variety of colors in each of the Bezel Effects, which makes customizing your pendant easy. The Bezel Effect web site (http://www.impressart.com/bezel-effects/) also has bezels, Ice Resin, and project inspiration available.
That is my “something new” for the New Year. What new thing will you be trying this year? Don’t forget to hop through using the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop and see what favorite and new techniques everyone else is doing.
Wishing you all a year filled with joy, good health, prosperity, creativity, success, and lots of friendship!