Friday, June 7, 2013

An ICE-y Blog Hop! Art Mechanique Bracelets...

Today we're having a fun blog hop with the ICE Resin Design team. 
We were all given an Art Mechanique bracelet to work with and design as we wanted to.
To see the other bracelets and visit the other blogs on this hop just click the link below... 

Art Mechanique Bezel Bracelets are available for you to fill and embellish with your own creativity now at the ICE Resin booths (901 and 903) at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee at the Delta Center, June 6-9, 2013.
This is the bracelet that I made. Of course it had to be turquoise, I just love how it turned out and plan to wear it all the time. 

Supplies needed to create this bracelet:
Art Mechanique Bezel Bracelet
Art Mechanique Paper Sealer
ICE Enamel - Turquoise Relique  & Ivory Relique
Enamel medium
ICE Resin®
Bo Bunny Scrapbook Paper
Spellbinders Artisan Explorer Die Cut Machine
Spellbinders Media Mixage Circles Die
E-6000 Jewelry Adhesive
Vintage mother of pearl buttons
 Heat Gun
Paint brush

  1. Brush the enamel medium over the bezels here and there, don't cover it completely.
2. Sprinkle the ICE Enamel, Turquoise Relique, over the bezels
3. Heat with a heat gun to melt the enamel powder. You can then sprinkle a small amount of the Ivory Relique powder here and there to give it those light areas.
4. Use the Artisan Explorer and Spellbinders circle die to cut 5 circles out of a sheet of
BoBunny scrapbook paper. 
5. Brush Art Mechanique Paper Sealer into each bezel and press the paper circle into place, then brush a coating of the paper sealer over the top of the paper. Let dry.
6. Glue buttons over paper with E-6000 jewelry adhesive, let dry.
  7. Mix ICE Resin® according to package instructions and pour a tiny amount over each button. Let sit then add more drop by drop to prevent overfilling. 
8. Brush ICE Resin® over all enameled areas.
9. Let cure.  

If you want a vintage tarnished look to your piece don't cover all the metal completely with the enamel powder. Placing the enamel randomly and letting some of the metal show through will give you that real tarnish style. 


Alexis Grenzer said...

Hello my Serendipitous Sister!! Stopping in to say howdy! Lovely bracelet my friend!!! Xoxo

Cindy Cima said...

Very cool bracelet! Love how you cold enameled the links as well!

Lori said...

Love it Thespa! Way cool!

CraftyHope said...

Oh, this bracelet just speaks to me. It's full of some of my favorite things; the color blue, buttons, and text. That is one seriously lovely bracelet :)

Jen Crossley said...

This is beautiful bracelet

Wanda Eash AKA "Craftymule" said...

Beautiful work - as always!!! ♥

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