We all love Becky Nunn’s exclusive mixed media jewelry designs, so imagine how excited we were to receive not one but FOUR new designs from her this week! The stunning Black Chaton Gold Bezel jewelry set includes a necklace, bracelet, earrings, and ring that features dramatic black crystal chaton stones and jewelry clay accented by stylish gold plated pewter components. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to make the Black Chaton Gold Bezel Ring! (Don’t forget to check out the matching necklace, bracelet, and earrings!)
CR0851 – Black Crystal Clay
SC9646 – 3 pieces 1088 SS29 Jet Unfoiled Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stone
SC9511 – 30 pieces 1088 PP24 Jet Unfoiled Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stones
SC9473 – 30 pieces 1088 PP18 Jet Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stone
BM3523 -1 22.5mm Antique Gold Plated Traditional Adjustable Circle Bezel Ring
Pinch off two equal pea-sized balls, one of Part A (the color) and another of Part B (the hardener) of the Black Crystal Clay. Knead the two equal-sized balls fully together until the clay is a consistent color and not marbled.
Roll the Black Crystal Clay into a ball and press it into the base of the Antique Gold Plated Traditional Adjustable Circle Bezel Ring. Pat the clay gently until it is nicely domed and fully flush to the edge. If you have too much Black Crystal Clay, you can pinch off the excess and keep patting it down to make the surface smooth. Make sure to use your wet wipe and wipe away any excess Black Crystal Clay that could be on the side of the metal or on your fingers. The Black Crystal Clay will dry rock hard and is super hard to remove, so get in the practice of always keeping your work surface clean and tidy.
Using a beeswax toothpick, pick-up the individual Jet Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stones and gently press each into the Black Crystal Clay. Continue to press Chaton Stones in until complete. You have approximately 2 hours to work with the Black Crystal Clay, so take your time and enjoy. NOTE: To create the stair step look of layering the Chaton Stones, pinch off a small ball of clay and press it gently into the gaps between the various sizes of the Chaton Stones using a headpin. This allows for a bit of clay to be built up so the additional Chaton Stones have plenty of clay to be pressed into. Wipe away the excess Black Crystal Clay if it spreads onto the surrounding Chaton Stones.
Use your fingers to gently press the Chaton Stones into the clay and sculpt your dome in the ring. Make sure that all of the Chaton Stones points are secure and embedded fully into the clay. Wipe away any excess Black Crystal Clay. It will dry rock hard and is super hard to remove. The Black Crystal Clay will harden within 2 hours and fully cure within 24.
Thank you so much for sharing this incredible ring design with us, Becky!
Happy Beading! –Sam