Posted on | January 15, 2014 | 3 Comments
I had an old belt buckle. You know, from back in the good old days. I loved the different tones of metal and the memories the metal trophy brought back. I wanted to mix the cool and warm colors of the buckle, so I decided to use the Mixed Metals Hobnail shield to build this layered necklace.
Hobnail Shield Bezel by Art Mechanique™
Iced Enamels™ Shattered Mica in Bronze
Iced Enamels™ in Relique Turquoise
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Disposable paint brushes
12 gauged wire
needle nose pliers
Ball peen hammer
1. In the larger bezel I used Iced EnamelsTM, shattered Mica, to back the bezel then added gold seed beads and a vintage gold flower on top.
2. I filled the bezel with ICE Resin® which gave the collection of elements a cohesive look.
3. In the smaller bezel I used Iced EnamelsTM in Relique Turquoise. Using the Iced EnamelsTM medium and a brush, I painted a layer on the back and sides of the bezel.
4. Then pour the Iced EnamelsTM in and coat the medium and set the Iced EnamelsTM with your heat gun. I added more enamels to the bezel to give it a molten metal look. I added a turquoise cross the center.
5. I then heated the enamels again around the cross to fill in the bezel
6. Top the bezel with ICE Resin®
7. Once the bezels have cured layer them on top of each other and use jump rings to join them together. You can add a metal elements to add character if you like.
8. To make the wire that is wrapped around the linen, take a piece of gaged wire and hammer it flat.
9. Using soldering gun and metal to make the bead on the end of the wire.
10. wrap the piece of wire around your linen with your needle nose pliers to give it a finished look.