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Balance Ice Enamels On Charm Bracelet By Cindy Cima Edwards

Balance Ice Enamels On Charm Bracelet By Cindy Cima Edwards

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This tutorial will show how to use Iced Enamels on small charms and how to create a handmade hook clasp.

MATERIALS:
  • 2 Heart, Stamping, Lacy Edge, Brass Ox (brox07451)
  • 2 Elegant victorian heart charm. (brox01114)
  • 1 Ornate Floral Heart charm (brox04925)
  • 2 Heart charm (brox09365)
  • ICE Resin Plunger (PLUNGER)
  • Iced Enamels Powder:
  • Turquoise Relique (powderturquiose)
  • Pewter Relique (pewterpowder)
  • Iced Enamels Medium (Iced Enamels Medium)
  • Various beads in shades of turquoise
  • Head pins, brass
  • Chain, brass
  • 20 gauge wire, bronze
  • 16 gauge wire, bronze (for hook clasp)
  • jumprings, brass
TOOLS:
  • Non-stick craft sheet
  • Toothpick
  • Popsicle stick
  • Baby wipes
  • Sheet of paper
  • Craft heat gun
  • Iced Enamels brush (icedbrushes)
  • Chain-nose pliers 2 pair
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Side cutters
  • Hammer
  • Steel block
INSTRUCTIONS FOR GREEN PENDANT:
1. Apply a thin coat of Iced enamel medium to a heart charm. Sprinkle some Iced enamel powder into the charm. Pour excess powder back into the container.



2. Heat with a heat gun until it appears glassy or begins to bubble. Use tooth pick to remove the powder from sides of the charm.



3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with another color of Iced enamels for part of the charm if desired.



4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 with remaining charms.

5. Mix ICE Resin® following the manufacturer's instructions. Apply resin to the heart charms using a tooth pick and apply slowly.



6. Layout your charms and beads in desired pattern and create wrapped loops for all the dangles. Attach to the chain using jump rings. Attach a larger jump ring to one end of the chain.



HANDMADE HOOK CLASP:

1. Cut a 3 1/2" segment of 16 gauge wire. Use chain-nose pliers to make a bend at the middle. Use round-nose pliers to create a wrapped loop.



2. Use a hammer to create a 1/4" paddle on the other end of the wire and create a small simple loop.



3. Bend the wire around a sharpie (in the middle of the wire). Slightly bend the wire just above the wrapped loop using chain-nose pliers. Hammer the curved section and the bottom of the wrapped loop to flatten just a bit.



TIPS:
  • Use tooth pics or needles to remove some of the excess enamel powder from unwanted areas. Don't worry if some still remain. This adds to the distressed look.
  • You can use a tooth pick to remove a little of the enamel powder after heated in order to add another color to the same charm.


ABOUT THE ARTIST
Cindy Cima Edwards is a published jewelry designer and a member of the 2012-2013 ICE Resin® Creative Team!

"Designing jewelry provides me with the creative outlet I have searched for most of my life. It allows me the freedom to create with little-to-no rules, using endless combinations of color and textures, as well as continue to learn new skills and techniques".

Visit her blog or Etsy shop.
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Balance Ice Enamels On Charm Bracelet By Cindy Cima Edwards

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