|Filigree Leaf Earrings with orange "rust", yellow "topaz", and green "emerald" patina|
|Natural Brass Pieces|
|3 inch long flower earrings available for purchase in my Etsy store|
I love the cutouts in the rectangle. These earrings remind me of sunflowers.
I had another set of earrings that I was working on. In my excitement to put patina on them, I forgot to wash them before beginning and the grease from my hands shows on them. I intend to take some steel wool to them and start over.
To prepare my piece for the patina blog hop, I also purchased some Vintaj Glaze. The Vintaj Glaze can be used as a sealer (to preserve the patina color), or as a patina extender to dilute your colors and create a washed look. To achieve this look, I often use the ratio of 1 part Patina to 3 parts color. While the patinas are permanent on metal and don’t require sealing, everything has a tendency to lighten with wear over time. To preserve the look of your patina, seal your piece with a glaze after it finishes drying and after using the metal reliefing block. I sealed both of my earrings.
I found a wonderful page on Pinterest that is a great resource for learning how to put color on metals. It is located at http://www.pinterest.com/karlawebb/jewelry-making-color-patina-ink-transfers/
I am pleased with my earrings. What are your thoughts on them?