Courtesy of Jen Cushman from Art Mechanique™ and ICE Resin®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 30 Minutes (Not Including Dry Time)
How to Make a Layered Iced Enamel™ Necklace
Crafting these necklaces with layered bezels and ICE Resin® is the perfect activity for a girls’ night in! The bold red color complements the beautiful bronze bezels, making this necklace a stylish addition to any ensemble.
Choose a word
Choose a word from one of the Essential Paper packs, tear it out and seal both sides and the edges of the word with paper sealer. Set aside and allow to dry completely or quickly dry the paper with a craft heat gun.
Apply Iced Enamel
Use a disposable paint brush to apply the Iced Enamel medium to the bottom of a large hobnail bezel.
Add garnet relique
Add the garnet relique, shaking the bezel gently to cover completely.
Melt the powder
Use a craft heat gun to melt the relique powder starting from the outer edges and working towards the top. The metal will be hot. Set aside and let cool. Repeat steps 2 through 4 with a medium hobnail bezel and ivory relique.
Mix the ICE Resin®
Twist the cap off of the ICE Resin® plunger. Apply equal pressure with both thumbs on the plunger so the resin and hardener come out equally in the craft cup. Use a craft stick to mix gently for 2 minutes. Make sure to scrape the sides and the bottom of the cup. Set aside for 5 minutes to let the bubbles dissipate.
Drip into the bezel
Drip enough ICE Resin® into the large bezel to cover the bottom. Use a craft stick to nudge the resin to the edges.
Place the medium bezel
If you wish, break the loops off of the medium bezel. Then gently place the medium bezel into the large bezel. Use a craft stick to nudge into place if necessary.
Add word and charms
Gently add the torn word and charms into the medium bezel.
Pop any bubbles
Pour or drip in ICE Resin®. Use a toothpick or a piece of wire to pop any bubbles and to nudge the inclusions into place. Let dry for 8 to 12 hours.
Make a wire wrapped dangle
Place crystal beads onto a headpin and make a wire wrapped dangle. Attach the bead dangle to the bottom loop of the bezel with a jump ring.
Attach a chain
Attach the Rue Romantique™ jet fire polish chain to the top of the bezel via a jump ring.