N0479 - Secret Garden - Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln

by VJMco January 21, 2020

Featured Project ~ July 2010

Inspired by our Secret Garden theme, I created a colorful collage bezel with a special message inside. Embellish bezels with a filigree ring, leaf fastenable, key and heart charms for a unique faux locket style pendant!

Natural brass findings:
BC20- Ornate Bead Cap 7.5mm
BC60- Flower Petal Bead Cap 7mm
C2H40- Flying East Bird- 19 x 17mm
C2H45- Flying West Bird- 19 x 17mm
DP270- Filigree Leaf Charm- 19 x 16mm
DP400- Teensie Key- 18 x 8mm
DP410- Teensie Heart- 15 x 11mm
DR30- Scrolled Filigree Ring- 28mm
FS017- Catalpa Leaf- 29 x 12mm
FS025- Trillium Petals- 15mm
HPF15- 1.5 inch Pearl Head Pin
HPF25- 2 inch Pearl Head Pin
JR20- 4.75mm Jump Ring
JR40- 7.25mm Jump Ring
JR60- 15mm Jump Ring
P390- Circle Bezel- 32mm
TSPW10- 20g Vintaj Bronze Wire
TSPW20- 24g Vintaj Bronze Wire

Tools & Supplies:
Rosary / round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Side cutter
Rubber stamps
StazOn black ink

Other Materials:

Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas - Rangerink.com

Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matte - Rangerink.com

Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers: Pearl & Pitch Black - Rangerink.com

Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Meadow, Raisin, Sunshine Yellow & Copper Mixatives - Rangerink.com

Kismet Lowercase Letter Stamp Set - Beaducation.com

Bronze Heart Key Toggle- GreenGirlStudios.com

Olive Green Lucite Cabochon 3-D Dahlia Flower - Beadaholique.com

Pearls, Lucite Flowers, Czech Glass Leaves, Briolettes, Swarovski Crystal Bicones & 3mm Crystal Pearls - Beadaholique.com


Step 1: Create Bezel Locket.
Outer Bezel
A: Print photo onto sticky-back canvas. Brush over printed surface with Studio Multi-Medium Matte. Let dry for a couple of hours. Trace and cut image to fit bezel. Peel backing off canvas and insert into bezel. Use a paper creaser to burnish over the entire surface to remove creases and secure image.
B: Use Multi-Medium to glue a scrolled filigree ring over the image. When gluing the catalpa leaf fastenable, line up the loop of the leaf and bezel placing the curve of the leaf along the bezels edge. Let dry.

Inner Bezel
A. Line up your letters alongside the right curve of the bezel. Imprint the word Secret using a Beaducation Originals Kismet Lowercase letter stamp set. (I stamped the S using the uppercase). Use black acrylic paint or a ultra fine black sharpie to color in words. Remove excess paint if necessary.
B. Dab pearl acrylic paint over remaining area of the bezel, lightly blot with a paper towel. Apply layers of meadow, raisin and sunshine yellow alcohol inks over surface. Add copper mixatives over inks and teensie heart charm. Blot with a paper towel. Let dry.
C. Apply black StazOn ink to small leaf themed rubber stamps. Stamp images over colored area.
D. Use Multi-Medium to glue down and layer a teensie heart and key.

Step 2: Beaded Strands.
A. Wire-wrap briolettes and pearls using 24g bronze wire. Create a coiled loop on each end of pearl.
B. Wire-wrap glass leaves using 20g bronze wire.
C. Use pearl head pins to wire-wrap beaded flower dangles and connectors.
D. Use Multi-Medium to glue Lucite cabochon onto a filigree leaf charm.
E. Link together beads, connectors and dangles using 4.75 and 7.25mm jump rings.
F. Layer your bezels, creating a faux locket. Secure them with a 7.25mm jump ring.
G. String bezel locket, bronze heart toggle ring and one end of beaded strand to a 15mm jump ring. Attach opposite end of beaded strand to the key toggle bar.

Your necklace is complete, Enjoy!

Techniques: Linking, Collage, Sealing, Stamping, Imprinting, Digital,

Materials: Pearls/Crystals, Art glass/Faceted glass, Gemstones, Acrylic Ink, Ink, Alcohol Ink, Canvas, Glue,

Products Used:

  • DR30
  • P390
  • FS017
  • DP400
  • DP410
  • DP270