Courtesy of Jen Cushman from Art Mechanique™ and ICE Resin®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 20 Minutes (Not Including Dry Time)
How to Make a Rue Romantique™ Bezel Necklace
Give this charming Rue Romantique™ bezel necklace as a gift or customize it to complete your favorite outfit. This flirty, feminine necklace is the perfect project for a girls’ night in!
Seal an image
Choose an image from the project book and cut it out to fit the bezel. Seal both sides and the edges of the image with paper sealer. Set aside and all to dry completely or quickly dry the paper with a craft heat gun.
Place the image
Place the image in the bezel and line the edge with rhinestone chain.
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.
Use your craft stick to carefully drip just enough ICE Resin® into the bezel to cover the image. Then, use the craft stick to adjust the chain as necessary. Allow 8 to 12 hours to dry.
Cut a piece of ribbon
Cut a piece of sheer red ribbon and a piece of ivory cotton ribbon, each 20” long. Make a cut in the sheer ribbon only and tear it in half.
Knot the ribbon
Place the ribbons side by side and knot each end.
Thread a jump ring
Thread a jump ring through the knots.
Attach a pearl chain
Attach the pearl chain at either side of the lobster clasp.
Attach a jump ring
Find the center of the ribbon and attach another jump ring.
Attach the charms
Attach the charms to the top loop of the bezel with a jump ring. Attach the bezel to the necklace with a jump ring.