Here is the 3rd compartment in my printers drawer!
Which is totally working by the way. I have these things out where I see them and it is motivating me to create with them. I even have this piece done but between the completion and now, there hasn't been a glimmer of sunlight to take a decent photo in.
I received the repousse brass beads and inlaid wax set beads from Heritage Haven.
She is on vacation right now but here is another supplier;
I love Tibetan brass, it is amazing craftsmanship but it still has a rustic not completely refined appearance.
I'd love some of these inlaid yak bone beads.
But I haven't found any that are less then $75.
The patina-ted brass pieces are forged and treated with verdigris that has had a piece of copper developing in it for a day. This isn't a very scientific explanation, but something about coppers alloy changes the color of verdigris to this bright aqua color.
It's hard to recreate with consistent results which is why I do not always have verdigris available in this lovely color.
I thought of doing something like this;
But I ended up with something totally different! I will take a picture as soon as I can.
I missed my last scheduled give-away (if anyone remembers, it should have been posted on the twelfth) so I am going to have a post tomorrow for a really neat toggle clasp I'd love for someone to use in one of their own designs.