Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"KLIK" as a Wink or Jewelry in a Snap?


Klik Interchangeable Jewelry from Metal Complex is a fantastic new line of DIY accessory options. With two snap sizes and dozens of settings to snap your creations into, this terrific product is fun to play with for every level of crafter. There are tons of pre-made snaps so you can just “klik and go” to change up your look. But this week we’re playing with the Metal Complex Snap Bezel Blanks so we can craft our own masterpieces of wearable art. Along with this collaboration, we are working with Envirotex Jewelry Resin...an amazing product to easily make the jewelry of your creative dreams! 

Yes, there will be prizes...three random winners will receive a prize package that includes Klik Snap Bezel Blanks and jewelry components, a package of ETI Resin and a Stampendous Eclectic Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. To win one of these awesome prize packages, you need to comment on the Stampendous blog and that of each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. Commenting will close Sunday, May 3rd and winners will be announced the afternoon of May 4th.

Here's what I've created for today:



I'm saving my more elaborate piece for my post on Friday, so be sure to check back. For today, I wanted to show how easy you can create a more masculine look with these products. The basic bracelet is a black leather wrap and snap, with three snap sections on it. The large bezel won't fit on this bracelet, but I wanted a larger focal piece. For the base, I die cut a 2 1/2" circle of clear polyshrink plastic. With black StazOn ink from Tsukineko®, I added the Natalie Kalbach Cling "Mish Mesh" circle design, as well as a couple of the Perfectly Clear Steampunk Gears, and finally my son, Bryan's, monogram using the Perfectly Clear Vintage Upper Case Alphabet. I carefully swiped a bit of talcum powder over the front and back to act as an anti-static medium, used my heat tool to shrink. As soon as the shrink process was complete, I placed a clean acrylic block over the top to flatten completely. I placed this piece balanced on top of a couple of pencils laid side by side, on top of my non-stick craft mat. Following the package directions, I mixed up a small amount of the Jewelry Resin, and poured it over the top of my disc until it domed on top, and dripped a bit over the edges. Then I sprinkled a few of the Stampendous "Trick or Treat" color fragments on the surface, and using the tip of a thin piece of wire, I pressed these under the surface of the resin. If you have a few bubbles, just blow softly over the top of the surface and they magically disappear! Once the resin was cured (12-24 hours), I adhered it to the top of a snap piece with some Beacon Quick Grip adhesive. Two more of the snaps were sponged with StazOn, and heated to set the ink, and two small orange eyelets were glued to the inside of the snap. Remember, you  can create multiple looks with these...just buy and create more snaps and designs!





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18 comments:

Stampendous said...

Wowzers! That is an incredible bracelet, Pam. Bryan is going to love it. I love it, just wish my initials were the same! Thank you for sharing your Stampendous and Klik jewelry for the hop this week!

Gavi S said...

Definitely loving how versatile these products r!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love the masculine appeal Pam!

Pam Beatty said...

Cool bracelet!

Jean said...

Love seeing all these ideas!

barbara macaskill said...

This is awesome! LOVE the pop of orange. It really makes the bracelet a WOW! TFS!

BethW said...

You have creativity racing with this. And my shopping list is growing-got to have those Trick or Treat fragments. Again-thank you for the great tutorial-you guys do the best job of explaining how to do things.

Sue D said...

Awesome--I like the pop of orange.
Sue in Ohio
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mary Holshouser said...

Love that there are snaps and the embellishments can be changed out.
this looks easy enough for me to do.
the bracelet is great.
thanks for sharing.
txmlhl@yahoo.com
Illinois

Joan V said...

Wow, that is really cool.

Linda Agers said...

What an awesome idea for creating such cool jewelry. Your design is really "handsome".

BurningRubber said...

I really love this bracelet! I love the black and orange coloring. It looks fantastic!

Christine said...

Thank you for showing off a masculine piece! Men need choices too! audiology2004@gmail.com Followed from the blog. Christine

D.Ann said...

Cool! Didn't know Staz-on needed to be heat set. .. no winer it has wiped off on me before!

Vicki Huffman said...

Thanks for sharing your process on this interesting product. Now I have to add it to that ever growing shopping list!
Vickihuffman@frontier.com - Washington

Vicki Huffman said...

Thanks for sharing your process on this interesting product. Now I have to add it to that ever growing shopping list!
Vickihuffman@frontier.com - Washington

Liz Lumsden said...

Too too cool! I love it.

Nathalie Kalbach said...

I missed this one- this is awesome!!! love the bracelet!

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