Friday, July 12, 2013

Life Bezel Keychain

Today I have a little something different to share with you. I recently became aware of the new Spellbinders Media Mixage line of dies and bezels and was instantly smitten. I have also watched a couple of the Try it Tuesday videos featuring this product line. One of those videos was about making your own patinas and it was the inspiration for this project. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you have already seen pictures of the work-in-progress.

The first thing I did was cut my copper piece with the coordinating shield bezel die. I then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Grateworks One Texture Plate. I then gave it a patina by soaking it in equal parts vinegar and salt for a couple of hours and then letting it air dry outside in the humidity for about a day. I achieved a really nice finish with flecks of red/orange and blue/green with a little of the original copper color peeking through. This then became the bottom layer of my bezel. I then added some Tim Holtz gears and a charm I picked up somewhere. I also used a couple of beads from Kool Tak's Red Sparkles Bonus Pack. Once I got it arranged and glued down the way I liked, I added some Ice Resin and allowed that to cure overnight. I glued a metal piece from my stash to the top and added a couple more seed beads and a silver textured bead. I used a jump ring to attach one of the Tim Holtz swivel clasps and now it is ready to attach to my key ring.

Unfortunately, I had a really hard time getting a good picture so I am hoping to make a short video so you can see it better. My daughter also had fun making a couple of these that she intends to use as bookmarks, which I would also like to show you, so stay tuned.

Products Used:
Spellbinders Shield One Bezel and dies; Tim Holtz gears and swivel clasps; Ice resin, Kool Tak Red Sparkles beads; jump ring; E6000 adhesive

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