Monday, April 8, 2013

Vintage Poppy Jewelry Tutorial - with the Media Mixage collection from Spellbinders

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Love, Love my friends at Spellbinder's Paper Arts!   Stacey and I met on a Scrapbooking cruise in 2005 and I am so proud of her success!

Media Mixage (pronouced - mix-aaahhh-je - love the AHHH part!) is a delicious collection of bezels, blanks, dies, paper, textures and more to create stunning mixed media jewelry and other artful projects.

The beauty of this line is the built in value of Spellbinder's products because everything they make is made to build on the core foundation.  You simply select your base shape and then you can mix and match other elements with ease depending on your style or skill level. Each time you add to your collection with additional dies and other elements, you just expand the possibilities you have to create.  I'm convinced there is no other products out there on the market that can do everything that these products can do.   It's so simple, yet the results are worth a million bucks!

Obviously I couldn't wait to open everything and get to playing. I'm like a kid in a candy store.

The Artisan explorer is their newest machine - which is more compact and therefore the pressure that it applies to cutting is more intense.  It will even cut metal!  Oh I'm in love - totally in love....cut and emboss metal? Yep I'm there!! (I'll share that soon)

Here's the first project tutorial in the Media Mixage Jewelry series that I made.  These bezels were designed by Susan Lenart-Kazmir.

Vintage Poppy Necklace

Spellbinders Triangles One Bezel Set
Spellbinders Triangles One Die Set
Vintage floral Findings of choice
2-Part Resin Envirotex Light
Vintage style paper
Decoupage medium
Jump Rings
Drinking straw

other optional items:  polymer clay (for base), rubber stamps, bling, charms etc

  • Choose the size of the shape you want to work with.  I worked with the largest triangle in the set.  
  • Die cut paper to fit inside the bezel. Stamp any additional elements you would like onto paper as desired 
  • Seal with decoupage medium (very important or your paper will turn dark and transparent)
  • Glue paper to bottom of bezel
  • Mix Envirotex light according to manufacturer's instructions, pour into bezel setting
  • Remove air bubbles by blowing thru a drinking straw - let cure for at least 12 hours
  • Arrange findings onto bezel as desired and glue to secure them in place

I colorized my brass findings with alcohol ink and then wrapped it around the bezel to secure. There are so many options when adding findings, bling and bezel, I encourage to you play and practice.

You can add additional elements and charms to the bezels for added interest.

Finish by attaching your bezel to a vintage style link or chain and add a toggle.  .

For more Media Mixage jewelry ideas  - click here to view the idea gallery at Spellbinder's Paper Arts
For ideas and tips on using 2-part Resin (Envirotex light) click here to visit the Resin Crafts blog

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Pam Millershaski said...

Love this line! I've seen similar items in the stores; definitely an upcoming trend! The Vintage Poppy Necklace is beautiful!

LP Design Team said...

Thank you Pam! You're right it is an upcoming trend! I can't wait to see all the possibilities of this line :) Have you worked with it?

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