I finally got up the nerve over the last few days to try something I’ve been wanting to do for some time now . . . make a necklace using the Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Bezels and Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin®.    I’ve had ICE Resin for a couple of years now . . . ever since I saw it the first time at CHA.  I’ll never forget walking in the booth with Daisy Sparks and Wendy Vecchi . . . AWEstruck!  We all purchased her books with (I know) the good intentions of giving it a try.  So I guess it’s better late than never on my end!


Lookie . . . I added a chain with a magnetic closure too!  I’m really planning on wearing this and get this . . . Mallory said she likes it well enough to actually wear it . . . I guess I did good!

So let’s talk about the many details . . . starting first with the larger pendant.

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That’s the larger of the 3 oval Bronze Bezels from the Spellbinders Media Mixáge line.  The background is a piece of gold foil engraving board that was die cut with MD1-001 Ovals One and then embossed with the new Poetry Engraving Plate.  Using a sanding block I sanded away the areas that weren’t embossed.  Now whether I did the embossing correctly or not, and I’m not entirely sure, because when I sanded it all away, the embossed areas were much smaller and embedded into the board.  I didn’t try flipping another piece because I kinda liked the look of this one (I’ll try the other way at another time).

The die cut oval was glued to the bottom of the bezel and then the key was added over the top.  I started filling the bezel with ICE Resin and decided at some point that it really needed some color.  Before I had finished pouring the dome, I started dropping in some red beads that I had in my stash.

KeyNecklace Hatpin Charm

The smaller pendant is Spellbinders new Square Hatpin Bezel.  An image was die cut using MD1-002 Squares One (the #1 die template) and glued to the bottom of the bezel.  I turned the hatpin upside down to use it as a charm, adding beads on the pin and hooking it to attach to a jump ring.  The bezel was then filled with ICE Resin.  (Important info:  let the ICE Resin sit overnight before moving the bezel  . . . VERY important info!  I think I might have poured this smaller one first and while I was dropping beads in the larger bezel I kept reaching for a pin to help push down the bead.  Can you guess what happened?  Well of course I did!  I kept picking up the hatpin  . . . spilling resin all over my work space as I went.)

Once both pieces had dried overnight, I started adding the jump rings, chain, etc., to finish off the necklace.  The ICE Resin wasn’t nearly as complicated as I thought it would be and the process really didn’t take that much time.  I’ve been a little hesitant on trying the ICE Resin in this way . . . but don’t be!  It truly is a wonderful product and not nearly as difficult as I first though!

(and actually, while working on the necklace this afternoon, I mixed up some more ICE Resin for a project I’m hoping to have together tomorrow)

Whew!  I guess that’s all I have for right now.  Thanks for stopping by today and remember . . .  life is short, enjoy the adventure!


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Good Saturday morning!  I hope everyone had a great week and you’re ready for the weekend.  I went with Mallory to the doctor the other day and when we were driving back home, I decided to swing into the garden center and pick up another flat of flowers . . . hopefully, we’ll have one good day that I can get out and get them planted this weekend.  At least that’s my goal!

In the meantime, today is my day to post over on the eP Blog.  I decided to stretch myself and try another journal page (my second one).

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All the details and more pictures are on the eP Blog, so you’ll need to pop over there to get them.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember . . . life is short, eat dessert first!


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Since I’m sitting at home this CHA, I’ve been watching all the Social Media posts and trying to catch any photos and videos I can.  I’m still dying to see photos of the Spellbinders Booth . . . so if anyone at CHA is reading this . . .

Isn’t the Media Mixáge™ line fabulous?  I’ve been waiting for months now to post some things with the bezels.  One of the projects I did was posted on the Spellbinders™ site last night and I was so flippin’ excited to see it on line!

I altered an old legal speller (that I first purchased some 33 years ago when I first went to work as a legal secretary).

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My assignment was to use the smallest Shield Bezel, and instead of making a jewelry piece (which I knew everyone else would do), I chose to alter a book to hold the bezel.

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You can find the altered book, Shield My Heart, on the Spellbinders site.  If you click on the name it will take you direct.  There’s even a video with instructions, but beware . . . I was exhausted when I made the video and I’m afraid it shows.

Thanks for stopping by!


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