Sunday, August 14, 2011

CaBezel ideas from Claire Maunsell

  Claire Maunsell has just recently started using the CaBezels. She refers to them as a  "great production tool" and also says that she wishes she had thought of a tool like them! (what a great compliment huh?) She often alters the Cabezels by  stretching them . She uses them to make shank  buttons too!  This  pic shows  some connectors she made with the Mini Cabezel mold and some crackled polymer....These particular ones were not thinned out, but used as is. You can see more of her work here on her blog. If your're not familiar with Claire's work you need to take a look. Her shapes and colours are so yummy and organic! I hope she'll send more photos in the future!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

A different way to use your cabochon molds

While I was using my cabezel mold to make some bezels I accidentally rubbed over top of the cabochon part of the mold. Since I was using black clay, my first thought was to just scrap the impressions. 'Cause who the heck wants black cabochons? Then I thought hmmmmm, why not use some small rubber stamps to make an impression and make something usable? Then I cut around them with cookie cutters (for the round ones) and purposely off-set the cut. Then using my Inka Gold paints I applied some colour! So easy! For the heart I just used a small cutter first to remove a heart from the cab and then again (with thin plastic wrap this time) to make a replacement heart. Turn them into pendants or charms easily using Japanese paper clips, chain links or even rivets.

I'm going to try to post more ideas on how to use your CaBezel molds.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

2 new CaBezel mold designs now available!

Well they're here. 2 new designs to help you create more bezels with matching cabochons. The bezels are nice and deep so you can fill them (the baked clay bezels) with liquid clay or resin or use the cabochon mold for a perfect fit.
The top one is called Fab Focals 2.
I don't think that there can ever be enough large Fabulous Focal bead shapes, so I've created 3 more.

This set is called "Blocks 'n dots" The frames are nice and chunky . Who doesn't like to use circles and squares in combination with each other.? The sizes for each bezel are listed on the Shades Of Clay site where they are available for purchase. (scroll way down) These are totally different in size and frame thickness than the"Geometrics "mold.  

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Delayed again!!!!

It seems like so many months ago that I embarked on this journey, but, apparently the journey continues! Don't get me wrong, it has been an interesting and exciting trip. I just wish this first leg of it would end! But, as the saying goes "everything good is worth waiting for". Right? It seems that the manufacturer has hit a small bump on the road of production. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though that the texture stamps will arrive in a week or so. (at Shades Of Clay) Thanks for staying tuned!
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Texture stamps

Here is a sneak peak of my new texture stamp called "Entwined" I love it! It's so organic. Shades of Clay will have them available for sale very soon.
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