Design challenge results: glass bezels, glass tiles

December 3, 2010

Rings & Things just ran a design challenge with several of our Blog Partners. Look what they made!
(Note added on March 30, 2011: also see our next design challenge with brushed copper beads!)

We sent our crafty guinea pigs some packages of Rings & Things exclusive new items: glass bezels and glass tiles.

Krissi Sandvik used these glass findings to frame tiny reproductions of her own paintings:

Krissi-Sandvik-design-challenge-glass-tiles

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Armored Hearts came up with the inspiration of using up old beads that were lying around the workshop. They make some really fun patterned designs in resin…

Armored Hearts design challenge glass tiles

Armored Hearts design challenge glass tiles

Armored Hearts design challenge glass tiles

Armored Hearts design challenge glass tiles

Armored Hearts design challenege glass tiles

Armored Hearts design challenge glass tiles

Armored Hearts design challenge glass tiles

Juli Nocita took two approaches, layering some ArtChix images into the glass bezels…

Juli-Nocita-design-challenge-glass-tiles-with ArtChix images

…and placing same-size glass tiles and glass bezels together to make an image “box”:

Juli-Nocita-design-challenge-glass-tiles-with glass bezels to make an image box

Suebeads made this magnet set with Tim Coffey special paper:

SueBeads-design-challenge-glass-tiles

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Courtney Breul commented, “Loved the bezels, but the clear back can be difficult. You can see the bail.” (So consider covering it up with an image placed inside.) This concern didn’t stop Courtney from making all of these great pendants:

Courtney Breul design challenge glass tiles

Courtney Breul design challenge glass tiles

Courtney Breul design challenge glass tiles Mouse immersed some metal charms in resin on glass bezels…

Mouse-design-challenge-glass-tiles-metal charms

…as well as painting unique designs on paper that she resin-ated onto the back of glass tiles.

Mouse-design-challenge-glass-tiles-painted-paper

She’s also contemplating an experiment where she’ll fuse metal clay onto these!

Faye Hadfield made, among other items, this cute Mom gift for her daughter:

Faye-Hadfield-design-challenge-glass-bezels-and-tiles

What would you do with these exclusive glass tiles & bezels?

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  • Reply Erin Prais-Hintz December 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I did see a few of these blogs with their projects, like Courtney and Sue, so that is what prompted me to buy a few of the glass bezels. I used to make a very labor intensive line of pendants that used the images on the back of glass tiles with resin and soldered edges. These glass bezels might work, especially for the one that I have been commissioned to make for someone. But they are a bit smaller than I am used to, so I will have to adjust the size. I am hoping that I can solder on the edge for a nice finished look and since I don’t like the idea of the bail showing through or competing with the image. I will give it a shot and see what happens!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

  • Reply maneki December 8, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Lovely pengants! I’ve been thinking about buying glass bezels and this makes me even more interested in getting a few. I like how they’re see-through as I can use one paper on the back, which will show as the frame and then another paper/motif/embellishment inside the bezel. And I’d fit a tile into a brass bezel as it’d give me both a bail and protect the back with the image on the same time — also, metal gives a nice “glow” or shine to any picture or paint that isn’t totally opaque.

    From the pieces above, I just love the idea of making a box from a bezel and tile!

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