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
Beacon Adhesives Zip-Dry™ Adhesive
Thin jewelry wire
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
Kristen Robinson http://kristenrobinson.typepad.com/kristenrobinson/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html
Cindy Cima Edwards http://www.cindycima.com/2013/11/08/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop-the-merry-duck/
Saturday, Nov. 9
ICE Resin site http://wp.me/p1MCno-2W3
Pamela Huntington http://pamelahuntington.typepad.com/february_2007/2013/11/handmade-holiday-blog-hop.html
Jen Cushman http://wp.me/p1lhEq-Gb
Sunday, Nov. 10