Friday, May 1, 2015

Stampendous and KLIK Collaboration

I've had a blast working with Klik Interchangeable Jewelry this week! For my last project I worked with the leather bracelet.

Klik Interchangeable Jewelry from Metal Complex is a fantastic new line of DIY accessory options. With two snap sizes and dozens of settings to snap your creations into, this terrific product is fun to play with for every level of crafter. There are tons of pre-made snaps so you can just “klik and go” to change up your look. But this week we’re playing with the Metal Complex Snap Bezel Blanks so we can craft our own masterpieces of wearable art.

1.Cut a piece of paper to fit on your button. Adhere. You could probably skip this step, but I wanted to be sure the button holes didn't show in the design. 

2. Coat your button with Versamark. Dip in embossing powder. The Aged Metal Embossing Enamels are perfect for this! I used Aged Silver. Heat embossing powder. While it is still molten hot dip it back into the embossing powder to pick up more. Heat again. Repeat once more. 

3. While the embossing powder is still hot, immediately press the button onto your stamp. I loved the design on Nathalie Kalbach Kaffee Klatsch stamps. I like to use pliers to hold the button through the buttonholes and protect your fingers. 

4. You can give the faux aged metal button a coat of resin or glossy accents if you wish. Adhere button to the Klik jewelry snap with adhesive. 

When I was digging through my button jar to find a button for the faux metal button base, I found this big old looking metal flower button. I realized the shank of the button fit perfectly in the Klik snap. I just used a bit of adhesive to hold it firmly in place. 

The last Klik jewelry finding on the bracelet was creating by simply filling a bezel with Dreamweavers Black Paste. You could add a gem or charm while the paste is still wet but I loved the simple, matte look!

The fabulous folks at Environmental Technology, Inc. (ETI) generously sent our team some of their wonderful Jewelry Resin to use with the Klik Jewelry! You can find the resin at Resin Obsession, but you can also find it at Michaels and other fine craft stores. Be sure to check out resincrafts blog or I Love Resin blog for lots of ideas on working with resin.

Three random winners will receive a prize package that includes Klik Snap Bezel Blanks and jewelry components, a package of ETI Resin and a Stampendous Eclectic Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. To win one of these awesome prize packages, you need to comment on each of the Stampendous designers in the list provided below. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. Commenting will close Sunday, May 3rd and winners will be announced the afternoon of May 4th.


BethW said...

This is brilliant-have almost everything I need to try the button technique. I can think of so many things I can use it on!

Jean said...

So cool! Loving these!

Carmi Cimicata said...

Wonderful project idea! The buttons are fabulous!

Viki Banaszak said...

This turned out perfect! I love the flower button you found. It's so cool that it fit perfectly.

barbara macaskill said...

The flower button was meant to be on this! I like the ease of making these awesome pieces!! TFS!

Stampendous said...

Are are a genius! Matte paste as a bezel filler is such a great idea. I love all your bezels techniques, thinking out of the resin box on this one. Fantastic, thank you for sharing your creativity this week!

Mary Holshouser said...

I think I have a button similar to the one you used in this project.
Came from my mother's stash. Always wanted to do something with it and now I have an idea.
Love the bracelet. thanks for the explicit directions.

Pam Hornschu said...

Very cool, Wendy. I love that all of used a variety of techniques working with these jewelry pieces.

Joan V said...

Oooooh, this is a fantastic bracelet. I have tons of old and charming buttons. I would love to make different Klik jewelry snap pieces to wear. This just made my day. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue D said...

Love how you created this!
Sue in Ohio
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