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Friday, November 8, 2013

ICE Resin® Rue Romantique® Christmas Blog Hop - Floating Poinsettia Ornament

The beautiful bezels in the Rue Romantique collection make fabulous holiday ornaments.  For this one I combined an open backed bezel with a Spellbinders die cut poinsettia coated with ICE Resin for a unique holiday ornament.  Be sure to visit the other participating designers' blogs to see what lovely holiday projects they'll be sharing featuring the Rue Romantique line! - Cindi

Floating Poinsettia Ornament 


Rue Romantique bezel - open backed 
Susan Lenart Kazmer ”Carnivale”  German Glass Glitter
Spellbinders® Layered Poinsettia die 
Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® machine 
Connie Crystal red crystal and antiqued silver metallic beads 
Red cardstock
Beacon Adhesives Zip-Dry™ Adhesive
Thin jewelry wire 
Jewelry pliers 


Use Grand Calibur® and Layered Poinsettia die to cut and emboss 3 of the smallest poinsettia flowers from red cardstock.

Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions, coat back of each flower with resin and let cure.  Coat front of each flower with resin, adding gold German Glass Glitter to centers of two flowers, using a small amount of ICE Resin® over the glitter to seal it in place.  Let cure.   Add second layer of resin to front and back of each flower and let cure. 

Cut piece of thin jewelry wire approximately 5” long.  Tie to loop in bezel, leaving approximately 1 1/2” extending down into the open area of the bezel.  

Add red crystal bead right next to loop in bezel, then continue adding small metallic beads to end of wire, looping around and attaching to create hanging loop at end. 

Mount one flower front with glitter center to flower without glitter center so petals are alternating.  Mount to hanging piece of wire in open area of bezel, then mount second flower with glitter center to back of first two, covering wire.   This allows the poinsettia to “float” in the center of the bezel opening. 

Here are the links to the other amazing artists participating in this hop - 

Friday, Nov. 8
Saturday, Nov. 9
ICE Resin site  http://wp.me/p1MCno-2W3 
Jen Cushman  http://wp.me/p1lhEq-Gb
Sunday, Nov. 10
Lesley Venable 


  1. This is such a lovely ornament Cindy. It's gorgeous the way you left the visual open space in the backless bezel and juxtaposed it with the positive space of the die cut. The color is divine too. Awesome!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the floating effect!

  3. This is S T U N N I N G ! ! ! ! I love how the poinsettia is floating! Such an elegant and beautiful ornament! Any tree would love to have this hanging from it's limbs! TFS!

  4. Great way to use the open back bezel. I havent seen this one. Its perfect with the poinsettia. I cant ever keep them alive, even through the holidays so this is a perfect way to have a poinsetta without having to remember to water!!! Very nice

  5. Hi Cindi, I am newbie to Ice Resin and bezels etc...and to get to see all the beautiful ornament ideas in this fabulous Hop, including your Poinsettia Bezel Ornament, has been truly inspiring. Thank you!

  6. Wow Cindi... how fabulous.. love the floating Poinsetta... it just so elegant!

  7. I wondered who's this was on Flickr. I love the poinsettia, it's so beautifully classic and Christmasy:)