I have been so excited to use the bezels Spellbinders sent me as they are a product partner for Graphic 45. One of the focals I created includes this amazing Victorian bee brass stamping from Alpha Stamps.
In the background I have layered some text, which really ended up obscured by the mica I added. I did manipulate the mica a bit to add texture, it really adds depth and dimension that is hard to see in this photo.
On the bee I used many products: gilders paste, Vintaj onyx patina, stickels and permanent marker. The centerpiece was sealed with Ice Resin. I had to do this in two settings to achieve the doming effect I was after, and get all of the body of the bee under resin.
I added the focal to a simple chain. When I wore it for the first time today, this was how I styled it. I can also chose to wear it in the center. I tried to add several different elements, but I always ended up editing them out. Sometimes it is good to keep things simple.
It was so fun to get back to my jewelry roots, I suspect there is a bit more of that to come now that my dining room table has been transformed into a jewelry making station.