Want to see something new I'm working on for the Etsy shop? I mentioned earlier that I was trying for a smaller sized bezel, that could possibly be used for bracelets or necklaces. I have always liked the look of antique optical lenses, very quaint and antique. So I worked on a similar size and look for a bezel, and this is what I came up with.
To put in as inserts, I worked on some unique polymer clay pieces, to resemble ceramic or carved ivory, but with bright colors and fun images. These three have a bright color range, with a crewel embroidery flower, a bluebird and a french postcard design.The bird and the flower are rounded, and the postcard is flat.
These four have a more muted, vintage tone to them, with a cameo, two button reproductions and a french token in them. The french token and the cameo are flat, the others are rounded shapes.
These bezels measure 1 1/2" from the top of the connection loop to the bottom of the bezel, they are a 1 1/4" round diameter.
There's a hole a the bottom for a chain or fastener to attach, and I can see them as either a necklace focal or used with chain and a clasp for a bracelet.
I really like the way they turned out, but your feedback is very valuable to me. What do you think?