I hope these buttons appeal to you as much as they do to me. I love shiny new components!
They were made possible because I do all the social media for the John Bead Outlet in Toronto.
These incredible rhinestone edged bezels ended up in our 80% off clearance section.
Designers make high-end buttons with them by inserting crystals.
In my last post I mentioned using Cerulun. This is what I did with the leftover clay I made.
I just filled my bezels with clay. Note the clay is slightly higher than the bezel edge.
"Swarovski has an incredible silver ceramic epoxy called Ceralun.
I have noticed that many artisans have made it their first choice for resin clay work.
I picked some up at BeadFx in Toronto and made this my week to finally work with it."
Then I "stamped" or pressed the clay into a rubber stamp. The impression is subtle.
I let my clay complete cure. You could see the steeples and walls clearly.
I used Staz-On Midnight Blue to colour the clay surface.
I also used some gold metallic rub-on to highlight the raised areas.
You would never image the patterns on my button were from a Christmas rubber stamp!
This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
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