I am sooo in love with the epoxy clay - it's hard not to just go berserk and cover everything with it, and a thick layer of rhinestones!
This week - this delightful little piece of wrist candy is a bezel bracelet (link to supplies at the end of the post), some Apoxie Clay, some Rivolies, and some metalFX metallic powder.
Now, I know that these stones are called "Rivolis" - but a rhinestone by any other name is still as awesome!
This bracelet alternates Jet AB and Crystal AB. I used Black Apoxie Clay - not that you can tell under the heavy layer of metalFX. Use a small piece of clay - as the stone displaces quite a lot of clay when you push it in.
The process is simple - mix up a batch of clay, then put a piece about the size of large pea into the bezel and flatten it to cover the entire base of the bezel. Push the rivoli in, and the clay should ooze up around the stone. If there is too much clay, trim off with a paring knife or similar.
After you have done all the stones, dump metalFX on it to cover the exposed clay and press onto the clay. Let harden over night.
Bingo! I defy you not to be dazzled!
Findings - 18 mm Round Bezel Multi Link Bracelet - Silver plated (1) Use the 18 mm bezel bracelets.
Swarovski Rhinestones - Rivoli Cut Rhinestone I used the 14 mm stones - although we do have some vintage 16 mm stones that would probably work too - with less, if any, clay left showing around them.
Two Part Epoxy Clay - Apoxie Sculpt - Black (Pack)
MetalFX - Metallic/Mica Powder - Moonlight Silver (1 gram)
I was trying to get as close as possible to the colour of the silver metal. This colour worked pretty well.