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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

WOYWW # 152 - Playing with Patinas

Welcome again to the galloping weeks of 2012!! Where is the year going I need to know?? I am blog-hopping again, courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground, so join in if you don't already... it's SUCH fun to sneaky peek at what others are doing - well, she is just nosey, folks!!
I have been doing quite a lot of stuff, actually, to escape the other stuff!!! But here was my desk, as I started my projects, and it's not normal, so just don't faint, that's all!!!!
 Yep!!! I can do tidy!!!! So it's all ready for making stuff... and below is what I made....
 It's one of my pendants, and I love how it turned out. I have been playing with the new Vintaj Patinas, by Ranger and the colours are fab... here I used verdigris, moss and jade, which all come together as one pack. The Artistic Stamper is carrying these right now!! They are VERY new...
 I took a blank piece and ran it through my Vagabond with a decoetch... that shows up as the shiny pattern underneath the leaves. They are also Vintaj, with a riveted flower and a filigree piece, wrapped from the back.
 The flower here is a bead cap, hammered flat, attached with a head pin to the bolt ring. The same bead caps adorn the ickle beads. I wrapped their rings for added texture...
I carried this technique through to these dainty earrings. All the green beads are magnesite, a genuine gemstone, and all the pieces and bits are Vintaj. But how?? well below, I give you a taste of the process on my first go...
 I used my other set for this one, and a round blank. The colours are rust, cinnabar and clay.
 You need to use a paint brush for these patinas, and I think I was a bit heavy-handed on this first one - well, you often are!!!
 When it was dry, I buffed it with a special Vintaj block, to bring back the pattern shapes...owww it's so satisfying!!!
 There is no need to glaze if you don't want to, but it does save the colour of the metal, apparently.. so I did glaze this one, to see how it looked. It will dry clear...
 Finally, I wrapped it in a butterfly filligree piece. I am planning on using it with some red agate and red malachite - just these colours!! I will show you when it's done... I need to design how I want the beads to go first!!!

And that desk???
Oh dear!!! You knew it couldn't last, didn't you??? I heard you whispering as much when you saw the first picture!!! But oh, it was so nice to be creative and to forget all the washing and nagging and crazy conversations downstairs - she is tempted to say "and that's only Freddie, but she won't!!! tee hee LOL!!!

So that's what it looks like now... but it's all going shortly to make way for some more crafty... I shall soon be posting my TIO tag... we are doing RECIPES now, but with a twist, so come on over and join us, and get inky... if you want to see what I do, look at the post before this one!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

23 comments:

Karen said...

The second photo of your desk certainly looks much more fun and I just love the jewelry you have made, its all gorgeous, so pretty :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #12

inkypinkycraft said...

Some amazing patina and wow what a busy and exciting desk!!!! Have a good week hugs trace x 40

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...wow...these pieces are just beautiful, that green is something else!...a great finish to your post your desk made me smile...Mel :) #34

Queen Of Toys said...

My goodness those pieces of art are amazing, I love them, especially the green one, you could always donate it to me LOL... it will be well looked after, promise. Your desk is heaps better with stuff on it by the way.

Eliza #19

Helen said...

I think I am going to have to go shopping again.... love this!!! and your second desk shot - oh my, what bomb hit you?! have a good day, my friend... Helen 7

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow they look stunning - it must be something in the Solihull water that we both have/had tidy desks! I am in hillfield - how about you? Oooh couldnt resist becoming your 200th follower either!

Julie Short said...

What fabulousness! I too am playing withthe Vintaj Inks and really having fun.
My hubby always laughs when the desk is cleaned,usually with the comment,"You're about to make a mess I see!"
Keep on playing.

Neesie said...

What exquisite pieces Frankie,
You're so talented. The colours are amazing.
It looks like you've got a serious amount of hardware on that desk!
Enjoy WOYWW :D Neesie #22

Gabrielle said...

Love the 'before' and 'after' desks but the pendant is simply stunning - really stunning. I hope you wear it with pride!

MvM-design said...

Lovely jewelry!!
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!

Hugs Marleen #25

Redanne said...

Your pendant and earrings are simply stunning, love your work. Anne #44

Tracey said...

Goodness you have made some wonderful pieces of jewelry. Love the shots of your desk, very good. Tracey x ±90

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those patinas are amazing. I've not even heard of them before. Happy WOYWW from #4 this week.

Darla said...

Very beautiful...I can't work on a clean/organized desk either...147

BumbleVee said...

it happens...one just can't be tidy when one is being creative! so there!

Vee
146

May said...

The pendant and earrings are stunning Frankie.. Loved the before and after desk shot!! Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#32

Spyder said...

These are goregous!! NO I hadn't heard of them either! Fantastic crafty-ness!
I'm in a field on my 3G dongle, zooming around as fast as I can! HAPPY WOYWW!
((Lyn)) #47

Hazel said...

Your jewellery is fantastic - very clever and creative - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #10 x

Caz said...

Absolutely amazing! Just love these pieces!!
Looks just like my desk after being creative!
Happy WOYWW
Caz #157

Helen T said...

The messier the desk the more creative you are! Well that's my excuse!! What amazing items you have created :) Helen T #91

mark gould said...

Hi from woyww 155.
this is very cool, i will be going out and looking for the paints right now.
I love all things oriental and after a quick look there are several things i will be looking at more carefully.

Kim x said...

Hi, I can do tidy too but not for long, messy is so much more fun isn't it!!
Love what you have done with these Patinas I will have to check them out.
hugs Kimx

Ally White Cat said...

Mine are in the package still after three months..I think i was to be inspired by you!
susan s.