Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Painted Gilded Papers in Jewelry Resin

On the weekend I posted on our Facebook page that I thought I had made my best-ever bezels to date. Here they are!  They are really unique and it is highly unlikely that I will be able to make another set like them.
 I was flipping through one of my sketch books and came across this page.  Several years ago I was in a class and we were testing various paints and pigments.
Looking at the page I realized there were some really gorgeous "sweet spots" throughout the paint sample.   It was Lynne Perrella who taught me how to look for and work with "sweet spots."
 Here are my paint samples simply cut out and placed in my bezels.
 I did my resin pour in two layers.  I wanted to be absolutely sure this would be perfect so for the first pour I just added enough resin to cover all the papers and then a second doming pour completed my project.
This is the necklace I am building with my pieces.
Do you like it?

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


goodbird said...

AWESOME IDEA(great for bezel idea!) Go Carmi(I'm so happy I have 'RESIN CRAFTS" bookmarked on my toolbar!

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful! Where can we buy the "empty" bezels? I particularly like the narrow one.

Francie said...

Not sure what you mean by "sweet spots". Can you elaborate? Lovely pendants!

Carla said...

Can't wait to try the same thing! And i prefer 2 and 3 ...... they are all gorgeous but 2 and 3 do it for me! LOL

Carmi Cimicata said...

The "sweet spot" to me is an area looks unique and interesting, even though it may be surrounded by areas that look awful. I circled those spots I loved. Otherwise you might right off an entire canvas or page.

Carmi Cimicata said...

I live in the Toronto area and we have a bead/wholesale district. I also buy on Etsy!

Carmi Cimicata said...

So nice of you to say!

Cyndi L said...

I think I like 3 the best...not only for the colors, but also for the theme!

Learama said...

Those are really pretty. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I like 2 the best.