Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Working with metals

I'm taking a bit of a break from shawl pins and working on some jewelry.  I've been experimenting with copper and looking at different patina options.  Of course, the best patina I've seen is some that occurred naturally on some old copper flashing.  I just wish I had more of it.  In the necklace below, the disk beads are faux turquoise made of polymer clay and the patina on the copper panel is all natural.  I sealed it with Renaissance Wax.


  1. You can find the recipe for faux turquoise below. I changed the color to match the patina on the copper.

  2. very pretty Cynthia. How thick is your wax coat? barb day

  3. I'm not sure how to answer about the thick the wax coat is. I guess "Not very, but hopefully thick enough!"