Whenever I have creative free time in my studio lately, I find myself turning to my stash of Iced Enamels™ . As I was working on techniques and samples last year as we were creating Iced Enamels, my brain went immediately to working with them in bezels. I just wanted to fill those empty spaces with layers of luscious color and see what happened. It’s now one of my favorite ways to just get lost in experimentation and color!
Here’s a quick look at a necklace I made to display at the Adorn Me mixed-media jewelry retreat in Houston. This piece sold almost instantly to my new friend Carol Mulder Millspaugh, who’s been reading my blog and articles for a while and signed up to take some of my classes. Meeting Carol, a fellow jewelry designer, was a true delight and a highlight of my time in Texas.
The focal of this piece is one of the new beautiful textured fleur de lis bezels designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer for the Media Mixage line by Spellbinders Creative Arts. You can see the entire line here, but it’s available for purchase in the papercrafting section of Joann Fabric and Craft stores across the nation. As you can tell, I love color and enjoy using strong color combinations in my work. The pink and green in this necklace just makes me happy, and I hope it does the same for Carol every time she wears it.