One of my favorite local haunts is a surplus store that is half craft supplies and half hardware store. I love it because I can spend equal time on each side. Because it is a surplus store, there are often all sorts of interesting buyouts. There is an aisle full of tiny bins containing drawer pulls, knobs and miscellaneous hardware. I have found lots of items that I have used for bezels in this aisle of the store. The hardware used in this project came from that aisle. My piece is a brass ring about 2 inches across and about a half inch deep. You could find something similar or even use a curtain ring.
Step 1: Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions. If desired, trace background paper shape using the bezel. Cut out book page.
Step 2: Cover the back of the bezel with clear packing tape. Press all edges firmly to get a tight seal. Be sure to lay the bezel on the Studio Sheet as resin does sometimes leak during this process.
Step 3: My bezel does not have a bail but it does have 2 small holes so I had to make my own bails. Here is how: Cut 2 pieces of steel wire about 6 inches long. Make a small loop at the end of each. Feed the wire up through the holes from the inside so the loop catches on the inside of the hole and plugs the hole as well.
Step 4: Pour a little ICE Resin® into the bezel. Place book page in bezel and press down with toothpick. Add more resin. Add fresh flowers. Use a toothpick to press the flowers down into the resin. Gently sprinkle in glass shards. Use toothpick to arrange glass shards. Allow resin to cure.
Finish off your necklace by removing tape and making a loop with each wire. Add silk strips.
You can use dried, pressed flowers as well.
Tips and Tricks: * I am a messy crafter so I often have spills and leaks. These can be easily fixed by pulling off resin with a pair of pliers as soon as it cures. The resin will be somewhat pliable for a short time and can easily be pulled off or cut off. I have also had to pour a thin layer over the back or front to even the texture at times.