I wanted to create a painting using Iced Enamels™. Someday I would like to create a more realistic design like a flower or a tree but for now, I made a simple color blocking design.
This was fun to create and I love how it turned out!
Cindy Cima Edwards
Ivory Relique IE-SLK1005-Ivory
Turquoise Relique IE-SLK1001-Turq
Chartreuse Relique IE-SLK1003-Char
Raspberry Relique IE-SLK1004-Rasp
German Silver Relique IE-SLK1007-GerSil
Pewter Relique IE-SLK1008-Pewter
Tarnished Bronze Relique
ICED Enamels™ Medium IE-medium
ICED Enamels™ Relique Glitz Powders: Gold, Silver, Copper: IE-sparklep
Embossing metal, pewter
Embossing tools (or at least a stylus)
Craft heat gun
Cut a 5×5 piece of medium pewter embossing metal. Draw design on paper and transfer to the metal using an embossing stylus. Emboss design onto metal using basic embossing methods.
Apply Iced Enamels medium and Relique Powders to only one or two sections at a time. Make sure you are using the same color so that the excess powder can be poured back into the jar. Heat with a craft heat gun until bubbles begin to form. Continue with other desired colors and glitz powders. Be careful when heating design areas that are next to finished design areas. Pull the heat gun towards and away from the design to prevent reheating finished areas.
Prepare ICE Resin® and apply to design.
Paint a wood plaque with black paint. If desired, spray with clear spray paint to seal.
Glue finished cold enameled design to the wood plaque.
I think that the new Shattered Mica flakes have the most lovely transparent quality to them. I created this necklace and earring set by using a different color of Shattered Mica for each and designing with coordinating beads to create a matching set.
Cindy Cima Edwards
Iced Enamels® Shattered Mica Bronze IE-tattmica
Mixed Metal Hobnail Rectangle Bezel, Antique Silver medium MM-SLK707/SIL (Also available at Hobby Lobby!)
Sari ribbon, Hot pink RB806
Swarovski crystal pearls: copper 8mm, Pink 6mm
brass jump rings, 5-10mm
7mm gunmetal jump rings
bronze wire 22 guage
brass head pins
brass lobster clasp
gold tone ribbon crimps
Sprinkle a very generous amount of Bronze Shattered Mica into bezel. Prepare resin and drip slowly into bezel using a toothpick until bezel is filled. Let dry.
String a head pin with an 8mm copper crystal pearl and make a wrapped loop. Cut off the end of a head pin and make a simple loop. String a 6mm pink crystal pearl and make a simple loop. Repeat once. Connect one of the pink crystal pearl links to the copper crystal pearl dangle and connect to one end of the bezel using a 5mm brass jump ring. Connect the other pink crystal pearl links to the other side of the dangle using a 5mm brass jump ring.
Use a length of 22 gauge bronze wire to create a wrapped loop. String an 8mm copper crystal pearl and make a wrapped loop. Repeat 5 times. Use a length of 22 gauge bronze wire to create a wrapped loop. String a 6mm pink crystal pearl and make a wrapped loop. Repeat 3 times. Connect the beaded links together using 7mm gunmetal jump rings in pattern shown or desired pattern for both sides of the necklace. Connect to the crystal pearl link on the bezel using a 10mm brass jump ring.
Cut an 8″ segment of Sari ribbon. Thread both ends of ribbon through a 10mm brass jump ring and created a larks bead knot connecting the jump ring to one side of the necklace. Crimp a ribbon crimp on the other end of the ribbon. Repeat for the other side of the necklace. Connect a brass lobster clasp to one side of the necklace using a 5mm brass jump ring. Connect two 7mm gunmetal jump rings to the other side of the necklace.
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My bracelet is an example of how you can build on a flea market find–in this case, a “gold” plated chain and a white pearl beaded link chain that I attached together with jump rings.
I completed the bracelet with fresh water pearls, white onyx rounds, snow quartz rounds, Swarovski crystal flatbacks and bicones, filigree bead caps, and a lobster clasp.
Tip of the day: You can created your own beaded link chain by using eyepins, 6mm white rounds, and making simple loops.
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Sometimes I may sort of dream an idea – like when I am trying to take a nap or at night. Sometimes I see other designs in magazines or on TV and use it as a base for my design. Sometimes my inspiration evolves as I create. This necklace evolved.
These beads remind me of my teenage years – shirts with embroidery around little mirrors were very popular then. This memory led to the name of the design “Reflections”.
Cindy Cima Edwards
Live to Design
Why round nose pliers are Cindy’s go-to jewelry tool–tiny round loops, large round loops and great connections.
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