I couldn't resist going back to the first colors of patinas that I bought. After leaving the snow and ice of Delaware behind, I can't help but be influenced by the turquoise colors of the Keys. My first experience with Ranger Patinas was with "Weathered". I selected it because it had
the colors of jade, verdigris, and moss and it is designed to give the
look of aged copper. The colors also remind me of the gorgeous water of the
Florida Keys. It is a perfect choice for these seahorse earrings. These earrings are made from natural brass sheets that I embossed with a seahorse pattern before coming the Florida. In Florida, I hand painted them with blue and green patinas to created turquoise
earrings. They have a protective coating to keep the color vivid for
years to come! I have hung them on gunmetal ear wires with a tiny
turquoise bead to highlight the turquoise in the metal. I used
gunmetal ear wires to accentuate the metal that shows through the
patina. I only brought 2 pairs to work on in Florida. One I made for my daughter's birthday and the other I put in my Etsy shop. I am thrilled to say that these earrings fly out of my Etsy shop! I will have to make more when I return to Delaware.
|With Boat and Kayak in Tow, We Leave the Snow Behind|
Above you can see what I left behind in Delaware. What I contrast the Keys are! No wonder I am enjoying the warm breezes and color of the Keys.
|Blackwater Sound |
I have always loved being around the water and in the water. I guess that is why I find Lewes, Delaware and Key Largo, Florida perfect homes for me. The Blackwater Sound is right outside our window and the water is always a pretty color of blue.
|Pilings Being Repaired in Marina|
Our marina usually has crystal clear water from the sound, but this month new pilings are being put in and the water is stirred up but still offers glimpses of blues and greens. I am fascinated with the machines that are being used for this work. The yellow rectangle attached to the crane is used to pound the pilings into the water.
|Pilings Being Pulled Out of Water|
The same crane pulls these huge pilings out of the water.
My mind wanders to what is under the water in ocean on the other side of our little home. I am looking forward to going snorkeling in those waters very soon. In the meantime I am creating scenes from my mind on my metals with these patinas.
Focal of an Underwater Scene done by embossing natural brass and using patinas
To celebrate my success with embossing and coloring with patina, I am having a February First Friday Art Walk Sale in my Etsy shop. Do your Valentine's shopping this weekend in my shop
. Pick up a whimsical card and gift of jewelry there. When checking out use coupon code: AWEFFAW will take an extra 10% off your items from my shop from Friday, Feb. 7 to Sun, Feb. 9, 2014.
These are really gorgeous colours! The shades of green and blue are just my favorite :)ReplyDelete