Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Thursday, July 05, 2012
WingsNScales' photostream on Flickr.
Hey, look what I did...I am so excited that I actually made these from clay. I found these beautiful glass beads on Etsy and loved them. Then I decided I would make my own that had a similar flare! I like them..what do you think???
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
CLAIRE...THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! And by the way, if you have not yet checked our her site, you are missing out! You will be totally in love with her jewelry.
Sunday, July 01, 2012
Liver of Sulfur - I like to use the liquid type. Its not terribly expensive, but is messy and smelly and I found you have to order it and you cant just buy it in the stores. You get instant results. You get a black finish.
Vinegar - cheap and smelly and in every grocery store. You have to wait over night or longer to get nice results. You get a nice deeper warm copper color.
Below are images of the steps I took to create these beautiful earrings...well..without the ear wires..I need to make those still.
I dont remember exactly where I learned how to use the Vinegar technique, either I read it somewhere of I was told by somebody to give it a try. What I did was put a glass bowl inside of a rubber maid bowl. You do not want to submerge the copper in the vinegar. The fumes are what patinas the copper. Once I had the bowl set up, I added the vinegar, just enough to fill it up some, you dont need a ton of vinegar. I put the copper pieces in the glass bowl, sealed it with the lid, or you can probably use saran wrap.
Dont look at my poorly manicured thumb..I am way overdue for a manicure, like maybe 15 years...LOL