I have 2 pairs of pliers that I use to grip the heated metal with before applying the heat patinas, this is the thicker pair for heavier items.
I found this pair to be really inspiring and begin looking for the color combination that I could recreate
What came from this experimentation was a definite spring like feel. Which my soul needs as it is currently bogged down under gallons and gallons of melting snow and ice.
Cold and wet is balanced by soft and pretty.
See!?! Like dyed Easter eggs!
You can purchase Easter Sunday components to play with here.
I also have an article coming out in the Spring Issue of Jewelry Affaire that discusses how to make these jewel tone patinas into pastels with basic color theory principles. The article will give those already familiar with the patina process a recipe they can use from 3 colors but doesn't go into that much detail about all the steps due to the magazine doesn't pay that much for me to give away my trade. Plus I only got 900 words. But it is a start to introducing the patinas to mainstream, something I have had trouble doing.
What Spring thing have you been inspired to make?
Did you see what happened to my side bar blog list?
I was trying to delete the background to install a new background and deleted the wrong thing. Did I have my blog list backed up on a bookmark folder? Nooooooo. I did with the old computer but never sat down to the task with this one. I have to start from scratch. I think I will go to the comments and everyone who took the time to say something nice will be in the new list.
Cause this is my blog and I can run it that way if I want to (said in a petulant child like way).