Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Betsy McCall Pendants

These resin filled bezel pendants feature one of the most iconic sewing characters: Betsy McCall.
I had noticed that the original paper doll images were appearing in my Pinterest feed.**  

Betsy McCall paper dolls are such a happy memory for anyone lucky enough to have grown up with a Mom who bought McCalls magazine.  The Betsy illustrators did change over the decades.  I have some favorites that I chose to feature in my bezel set.
 Making these pendants was not as easy as planned however.  
Even though I sealed my paper several times with a decoupage medium, I clearly missed some areas.  When you embed white paper in resin, it is the most likely to show a resin stain.  A few of my corners were awful.
 That gave me the opportunity to collage over my mistakes!  
This is the reason I always do two pours when I work in a bezel.  I never fill my bezel to the brim with the first pour.  This way, I have the opportunity to correct and embellish any areas that may not have turned out as planned.  You can see that I added floral stickers over the worst mistakes...and I loved how this looked!
I also added some paint dots and squiggles.  When the paint was dry, I poured a second layer of Jewelry Resin over my corrections to finish the set.
These necklaces are perfect for little girls.

**Just a reminder.  I don't sell my jewelry.  If you plan to make items to sell you really need to confirm copyright usage.

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.
It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.


Carole Lassak said...

Wouldn't it be great to find a string of pop beads (remember those???) to go with these fab 50s charms?

West Pine Creations said...

I loved these little paper dolls. Boy, brings back lots of great memories.

Katrina Hultgren said...

Not just for little girls! I would proudly wear one!

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Mary Hargrave said...

I love this - forgot all about Betsy McCall.