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Friday, May 1, 2015

Stampendous Blog Hop is Klik'n

It's the full team blog hop day! We like to be able to bring you as much inspiration as possible so there is a Friday Blog Hop that we all get to share a second round of creations.

First I'd like to thank the companies that were generous with providing me with these products to try out, enjoy and blog about. The more I work with making jewelry, the more fun it is for me.
Stampendous Impressions Metal Complex (Klik product) and Envirotex, Inc.... thank you!

Now there are three commenters from this entire hop that will be pretty excited on Monday. There are prize package including some of the same goodies you've seen me use on projects this week. Just comment on all the participating Stampendous and design team blog posts and then sit back and wait until Monday.  Can you do it?

My project today is a leather bracelet with two Snap bases and one Bezel Snaps. When I first got this package I didn't really understand the Snap Bases concept. I looked around my supplies trying to figure out what I could glue to these snaps.We'll see if this works long term, but I decided to use up some of the Resin Clay and make cabochons. Since I had the clay mixed up and always seem to gauge it on the side of too much I made the Bezel Snap with clay too..
 So here's how I made it.


MG10 Teal Micro Glitter
MG13 Copper Micro Glitter
MG17 Cinnamon Micro Glitter
FRG09C Black Glass Glitter
FX72 Clip Tool

Klik Small Snap Bezel
Klik Small Snap Blank
ETI Jewelry Clay
ETI Jewelry Resin
Dry Paintbrush
Upholstery Tacks
Large and Small Gears (Paper Studio Spare Parts)
Florist Wire

  1. Mix Jewelry Clay per instructions.
  2. Mound equal parts onto Snap Blanks and press in to fill the small lipped edge. Clasp it with a Clip Tool and set into jar for a short curing time.
  3. Press clay into snap bezel just enough to cover area. 
  4. Press a larger gear down over clay to press it through holes in the gear. Add more clay to top and mound. Set aside on flat surface to cure a short time (30 minutes)
  5. On a piece of wax paper or tray sprinkle a small amount of each glitter and with a dry paintbrush apply to clay. The clay will still be malleable, but firm.
  6. Press a small gear into the bezel's clay.
  7. Wrap florist wire around yarn needles a few times. Squeeze wraps together to make a fake spring leaving both ends with 1/8-inch piece. Press into bezel clay.
  8.  Wrap florist wire around medium marker, Emboss Pen was my choice, 3-4 times. Bend the end and pierce the side of the bezel clay. Be sure to keep the curve while wrapping it around the Blank Bezel.
  9. Add three upholstery tack to blank bezels near or around the wire to keep it in place.Add one large tack to the bezel and additional small ones.
  10. Pour a small amount of resin, per instructions, and with a small old paintbrush (that you are ready to throw away) and paint a thin layer onto the clay surface. Sprinkle Black Glass Glitter by pinching a few and dropping them over the bezel.
  11. Let this cure for a long time so the clay will harden and not loose it's steampunk parts and pieces.

Thank you for stopping in to see my project. If you've not been hopping with us you can start at the beginning by going to DAY ONE on the Stampendous blog, but otherwise just find your next hop below after my name.
Janelle Stollfus - You are here!

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  1. You had me with the gear in the bezel-genius! I have never tried clay-but I have to give this a try-it is freaking awesome!

  2. Just loving all of these!

  3. OMG! I can see I am going to need to get a lot of these Kliks. I love the steampunk and patina that you achieved.

  4. This is amazing Janelle! Love it!

  5. OOOOOOOOOOOO! LOVE the gears and colors! This is one of my absolute favorites!! TFS!

  6. I hope I'm one of the happy commenters on Monday. I love this idea.
    Your bracelet is so pretty. Love the added embellishments.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Awesome! Lover the texture and fun elements!

  8. Wow, this is so creative. I love that these products let you be so creative. I have never tried the clay, so I would love to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Beautiful--I like the gears.
    Sue in ohio
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  10. Wow, this may be my favorite so far!


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