Saturday, September 7, 2013

Bezel Blog Hop with 7 Kids College Fund

I hope you are relaxing with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea because.......
We are showing you Bezels!

Our design team members at 7 Kids College Fund are having a Blog Hop today!!

And, one random hopper will win a
$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store!!!

Here's how you can win: 
1) Make your way through all the blogs on the hop and comment on EACH DT member's blog. 
2) Return to the store blog and comment there to let new hoppers know how great the projects were!
3) Come back to the store blog on Wednesday 9/11 when we'll announce the random winner. 

Here is the Blog Hop Line Up

Let me show you how to make a bezel

I used Spellbinders Media Mixage bezels and dies you can purchase at our store 7 Kids College Fund.  7 Kids also carries more products to put into your bezels and some new Spellbinder Bezels are coming in shortly, they are awesome.  7 Kids College Fund has the best priced bezel items I have found.

Onto the tutorial, I picked out papers for the bottom layer of my bezel and used the dies to cut them so the paper fits perfectly.  The dies are meant to go with the bezels all from Spellbinders and are linked at the bottom of this post.

First step is to glue your papers to the bottom of your bezel, I used Glossy Accents.
After glueing down your paper to the bezel you should coat around the SIDES and TOP of the paper with mod podge.
 Do 1 layer at a time and let it dry, about 15 minutes so you have a total of 3 layers.  This protects the paper from coming up or discoloring.

After your paper dries you can fill your bezel with whatever you want. I used Glossy Accents to glue down the pieces. If you do not glue them down, they float to the top or get in the way, yes it happened to me, just learning by my mistakes. lol

On this bezel above, I Frantaged the edges right before putting the resin on it.

Here are the bezels I have finished glueing and filling, they are ready for resin.  Resin gives you the hard, clear, thick top to preserve your image.

I used Resin from 7 kids and followed the instructions carefully. I used 3/4 of the bottle on these bezels.  It is really easy, do not worry just read the directions of the resin you choose, stir it slowly.

  I slowly poured the mixed resin into the bezel just to the top edge. If you over flow it, you can peel off the excess in 8 hours. Let the bezels sit at least 24 hours before using your bezel so it is hard.

These are filled with resin and waiting to dry thoroughly.  Check them in about 5-10 minutes after filling for tiny air bubbles.  You can drag a toothpick ever so lightly across the bubble to the edge where they usually disappear. You will need good lighting as well as good eyes. lol

Here are the finished bezels that you will see in other posts.

Another finished bezel from the canvas I just posted earlier this week.

I love the glitter in the bezels. The heart below was a image I watercolored and it hardened up perfectly without running the watercolor inks. 

This bottom one was in my earlier sneak peak.  Just twisted copper and beads over paper, simple and ready to use on anything.

I hope you enjoyed the bezels, please try them, they are addicting and fun to add to your cards, canvases or make gifts with them.

Please leave me a comment telling me which one you liked and I will draw a WINNER of one of my
 bezels!!  I love giving out things to my friends!
Enjoy the blog hop and I hope you are inspired to try this technique, EASY!

Have a great Weekend!!

Jewelry Resin kit from Envirotex
Large Bronze Hearts from Spellbinders
Bronze hearts 5 pack bezels from Spellbinders
Heart dies from Spellbinders
Rectangle dies from Spellbinders
Bronze rectangles from Spellbinders


  1. Awesome! I think the Halloween is my favorite......Thanks for all your help and the tutorial.


  2. I am so in awe of this beautiful work. I have just ordered the bezels from 7 kids (I shop there a lot)and I can't wait to get started. I have the resin as well.. such beautiful work!! Good Luck to all! xxx Ann Marie

  3. I soooooo needed to read your tutorial before making mine!! I was wondering how to get the air bubbles out. These are absolutely AWESOME girl!! I now have some new ideas to try out!

  4. Beautiful work Kelly and thanks for the tutorial

  5. These are all super cute. I love the memory one the most saw it on the home blog. Awesome.

  6. Loooove them!!!!! They are all gorgeous, Kelly.....will have to keep this tutorial on file!

  7. Wow..thanks for the tutorial!! It turned out fabulous... I liked the most the big heart with the little keys in it. Hugs,

  8. Hey Kelly this is a great tutorial. Each one is fantastic. I think my fav is the lady in the heart. Oh heck I really love them all!
    Hugs, Cathy

  9. These are so pretty. Hard to choose a favorite but I think I'd go with the yellow bird bezel.

  10. Fabulous... they're all so beautiful! And a great tutorial, thank you. I'll be bookmarking this to come back and study in detail for when I brave the ice resin! Hope you're having a lovely weekend, Kelly.
    Alison xx

  11. Hi Kelly, I was looking for some new techniques to add to my cards, and this looks awesome. I would like to try after seeing your tutorial. Thanks!

  12. Your bezels are absolutely lovely! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'd have to go with the heart :)
    Jeanne -

  13. Wow Kelly, these are so beautiful, I absolutely love the one with the twisted copper in, but they are all gorgeous. That is a great tip about the Mod Podge, I only use a melt pot and have not tried the resin but my images do discolour so I will try your tip next time. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! Hugs, Anne x

  14. I must have been living under a rock, but all these bezels are new to me. WOW, what fun! Can't wait to try. Thanks so much for the tut. Love all of your beautiful work, but that Halloween one is my fave. xxD

  15. Totally awesome the heart with the keys inside!!! Thank you for the to scrounge up some supplies!!!

  16. Hi, I just loved all the projects OH MY I think I am in love with the resin idea, super great share, just hoppin along. Hugs Larelle-Susanne

  17. Hi, I just loved all the projects OH MY I think I am in love with the resin idea, super great share, just hoppin along. Hugs Larelle-Susanne

  18. Hi, I just loved all the projects OH MY I think I am in love with the resin idea, super great share, just hoppin along. Hugs Larelle-Susanne

  19. They're all fabulous, Kelly.....I love every one of them! If I had to choose one it would probably be one of your gorgeous hearts. Thank you so much for explaining how to make them xx

  20. Absolutely amazing and great tutorial too!!!!

  21. interesting technique & material Kelly! Love them. they are very beautiful! Hugs.

  22. These are really pretty Kelly - one of these days-- thanks for the tutorial!

  23. Oh, and I love the "memorable" vintage, love the glitter and sparkle.. xxx Ann Marie (the other half of my comment is above...)

  24. That looks like fun! I always wondered how that worked and you made it look so easy! I really liked them all but if I pick one it would be the floral - thanks for showing!

  25. This is so cool!!!! I can't wait to try it. I love your watercolor heart, although they are all amazing. Thanks. Sandy C.

  26. These are all so pretty My fave is the ones with the keys in it so elegant looking :) hugs Nikki

  27. Fantastic tutorial...Love them all But my fav would have to be the one with the keys inside...Love it.... Have a happy Sunday... Hugs May x x x

  28. Your work is just beautiful - and I really like the variety of techniques you demonstrated.

  29. Beautiful Charms! I agree about the really adds a whole other dimension.

  30. Love the Halloween bezel. It would look great on my Halloween tree!

  31. These are gorgeous!! Love the Halloween one :)

  32. You have done a fabulous job with the embellishments and enjoyed reading how you created them. totally gorgeous.
    I have some info on my blog that you may like to read.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  33. I love the copper and blue seeds bezel! Thanks for the inspiration!

  34. Great tutorial. I love the halloween bezel; great image. Thanks.


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