Friday, February 21, 2014

ButterBeeScraps - Spellbinders - Two Necklaces and a Card - Bezels

Hello everyone!  So sorry my posts have been few and far between lately!  I still haven't been feeling the best and I think it has kind of zapped my mojo.  I have lots of things I want to create and several ideas but you know how it is when you don't feel very good--you sit down to craft and it just doesn't always come out looking the way you want it to or you just don't have the energy lol.  But I have been creating some new things here and there.  Today, I have a few projects to share with you.

I have two necklaces and a card that I designed.  I used the same bezel on all three projects.  I wanted to be able to show you how you can use bezels not only for jewelry making but also in your paper crafting projects.

Before I share the details of each project I want to show you how I used Stazon inks to distress and change the color of the bezels.

The bezels started out as silver.  For the first layer of ink I applied Saddle Brown StazOn ink to the entire bezel.  I used a sponge to apply the ink.  There is a StazOn Glaze that you can apply in between ink colors if you are adding layers and don't want your colors to mix.  But for this projects I didn't use the glaze because I wanted the colors to mix and blend a little.

For the second layer I used Timber Brown StazOn ink.  I didn't cover the entire piece because I still wanted some of the Saddle Brown in to show through.

For the last layer I used Jet Black StazOn ink and I lightly applied it around the edges.  Once this was dry then I used the StazOn Glaze to seal the inks.  I also lightly sanded the bezels to reveal some of the silver metal and give them more of an aged look.  

Here is the first necklace I designed.  Both of the necklaces are long (18'' to 20'').  I used one of the small filigree pieces on the inside of the necklace and I cut it in half and put one half on each side with the part that would have been the end pointing towards the center.  Then I added a Copper Flower Charm.  I used a flush cutter to cut off the loop on the charm and filed it down so it would be smooth.  I added some Flat Back Crystals SS12, SS16.  I also added 2 mm rhinestone chain around the inside of the bezel.  

Here is a close up.

I wanted to be able to add a dangle to the bezel so I attached Large Filigree Silver piece to the back of the bezel using E6000.  For my dangle I used Small Rhinestone CharmsSmall Bronze Bead Cap CAP052-B

Now for the card.

This is a card that I made for my husband for Valentine's Day using one of the bezels.  For the card I used black and deep red cardstock.  To create the die cuts I used S5-217 A2 Valiant Honor and  S5-207 Labels Thirty-Eight die templates from Spellbinders Paper Arts®.  I layered the die cuts and added 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for some added dimension.

Here is a close up of the bezel.  I used the same inking technique and then I added a Gunmetal Decorative Key Pendant (KY901-GM)Heart Charm and a few Flat Back Crystals Siam (red) SS12, SS16.  I finished it off by adding a LOVE word block and some black ribbon.

Here is the second necklace that I designed.  I used the same bezel and inking techniques as I did on the two other projects.  On the inside of the bezels I added some 2 mm Rhinestone Chain and Silver German Glass Glitter.  Then I added a Butterfly Charm from the Natures Garden Charm Collection, a few Flat Back Crystals SS12, SS16 and a FAITH word block.  I also added some glossy accents on top of the word block.  I used E6000 to adhere a Silver Filigree (025-P) to the back of the bezel so I would be able to hang a crystal.  I used some bronze 20 Ga wire to attach the Clear Glass Chandelier Drop GL1437-CL.

Here is a close up of the bezel.  I love all of the sparkle from the crystals and glitter!

I hope you enjoyed the project and the quick tutorial with the StazOn ink!  I think it's a lot of fun to incorporate the metal pieces, charms, and filigrees into both jewelry and paper crafting projects and I hope these projects will inspire you to do the same.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,

ButterBeeScraps Artistic Treasures:
Butterfly Faith Necklace:
Bezel F418-S (currently out of stock)
Silver Chain CH735-P
Silver Jump Rings
Clear Glass Chandelier Drop GL1437-CL
Silver Filigree (025-P)
Natures Garden Charm Collection-Butterfly Charm 
Flat Back Crystals SS12, SS16 (currently out of stock)

Flower Filigree Necklace:
Bezel F418-S (currently out of stock)
Silver Chain CH735-P
Silver Jump Rings
Large Filigree (on the back of bezel) Silver
Small Filigree (inside bezel) Silver
Copper Flower Charm
Small Rhinestone Charms
Small Bronze Bead Cap CAP052-B
Medium Bronze Bead Cap CAP114-B
Large Bronze Bead Cap CAP486-B
Silver Stardust Bead BD249-S
Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads BD010-P/CL
Flat Back Crystals SS12, SS16 (currently out of stock)

Love Card:
Bezel F418-S (currently out of stock)
Gunmetal Decorative Key Pendant (KY901-GM)
Heart Charm
Flat Back Crystals Siam (red) SS12, SS16 (currently out of stock)
Paper:  Deep Red, Black
Dies:  Spellbinders Paper Arts® S5-217 A2 Valiant Honor, S5-207 Labels Thirty-Eight
Accessories:  Black Ribbon, Silver Wire, Glossy Accents, E6000

Other Supplies:
Ink:  StazOn Saddle Brown, Timber Brown, Jet Black, StazOn Glaze
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, Artistic Wire Bronze 20Ga, 2mm Rhinestone Chain, Silver German Glass Glitter,Clasps, Clear Crystal Beads, E6000, Sand Paper


  1. Beautiful bezels, Heidi! Love them :) Been thinking about you - things are crazy over here (what else is new! LOL!). Hope you feel 100% SOON! Have a good weekend, sweet friend xo

  2. It does not look like your mojo is off at all! Your projects are awesome!

    Hope you are feeling 100% soon!

  3. These came out so gorgeous! You really put alot of neat details on each one! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  4. These are absolutely gorgeous and I hold you totally responsible if I veer off into yet another branch of crafting.

  5. Hope you are feeling lots better soon!! LOVELOVELOVE your bezels! They are all absolutely gorgeous! My favorite is "Faith"! Love the butterfly on it! TFS!

  6. WOW I am so impressed, what gorgeous creations you've made!!! Beautiful necklaces and gorgeous card!

  7. I understand not feeling good and not feeling your 'mojo'...I have the same problem my kindred spirit. I look at your works of art and you have done an awesome job! You should be proud of your work and by posting you art you inspire so many like me. thank you, con


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