Monday, October 22, 2012

Painting Pendants to Match your wardrobe!!

You've seen most of these already but I want to show you how fun it is to paint a pendant to match an item in your wardrobe
 This Oversized leaf sells for $18 here on my blogspot.  On Etsy is will be listed at $25
The first one I did was done in rusts and browns and yellows with gold glitters
 This one was painted with blues then with two different colors of green.  I touched it with a bit of yellow and cream and then sealed in a silver glitter.
My Goddesses  are painted in pinks and silvers - They sell for $12 here on my blogspot for my friends and $18 each on Etsy.
 Greens and yellows and silvers
 Yellows and creams and blacks and silvers
 Last but not least this one is painted in rusts and browns, a touch of yellow and highlighted with silvers
 This butterfly was painted with creams and yellows and then edge brushed with black - the butterflies sell for $15 each...$25 on
 This blue and green butterfly is highlighted with copper glitter 
 Note the gorgeous colors in this blue, purple and hot pink butterfly
 This Butterfly was painted with the rusts and oranges and browns of Fall

This Butterfly matches a blouse I have in creams and oranges, greens and coppers.
It has been so fun trying to see what each color combination can develop.  When I bought the specialty paints I mainly stuck with the color groups they came in (five sets of three colors each).  Now I am mixing and matching colors with my own little plastic pallette and having a good time with it all.  

If you have a blouse or dress that you haven't been able to match up with the correct necklace - bring it over or send me a picture and let me show you what we can do working together - you will get to choose the pendant, the chain, the colors, the clasp, and the glitter!!   And I will paint it and bake it and sand it and bake it and glitter it and bake it and finally glaze it and bake it again.  !!  Quite a process but look what it does

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hopefully you don't get tired of these gorgeous metal necklaces

 This Gilded Goddess is done in rusts, browns and yellows on the silver pendant.  I highlighted it with silver glitter, especially on her skirt
 I love butterflies and you will see lots and lots of them on this site.  Again, I took the browns and rusts and a touch of cream to create this beauty - copper glitter sets it off
Can you believe it - the queen of sparklies left off the glitter on this.  The  brass plate was pre-imprinted but the rich purple and blue and hot pink of this piece was sufficient.  No glitter!
Five petal daisy done with rust and browns on a gold background.  The stamen head is actually a bead made up goldstone. 
 This flower is painted with yellows and creams and black...sanded and baked and glazed with just a touch of gold sparkle.

Puffed circle in pink, lavender and blue with silver sparkle.  The pendant does open up so you could glue in a picture to create a locket
Fantabulous leave - brass pendant that I painted and baked in the rusts, yellows, creams, browns - it has a row of rhinestones down the center of the leaf that pick up the color of the paints.  

 I painted this butterfly to match another one of my blouses - it is cream with copper sparkles and the pattern is a combination of greens, browns, rusts, oranges and touches of black.  I have duplicated that color combo in this necklace.
 Colorful squares - this was posted a few days ago on face book with another very similar necklace.  I asked my friends to vote which one they liked best.  The votes tied down the middle but the friend I designed it for picked the other one - so I mailed it off to her and got to keep this one for my store.  This was actually MY favorite of the two ...
Translucent Quartz...I am turning brain dead...I am sure I should be able to come up with a prettier name for this necklace but since it is 12:20 in the middle of the night maybe I can blame it on that!   This necklace is designed around four gorgeous large flat beads somewhat oval somewhat rectangular in shape.  They are translucent with beautiful coloration of brown and tans and almost orange!!  I separated them with triangular shaped plastic sparklies and small brass balls.  The earrings are made of the sparklies and balls as the larger bead would be wayyyyyy to heavy to wear as an earring  $25

Last but not least is This necklace made up of  large clay beads separated with antique gold tone column beads.  The earrings are fun in that they don't match each other but pick up the colors in the necklace Watch this space for better pictures in the future.

I can see this picture didn't tranpose well into this blog so I will get busy and take some more pictures ....TOMORROW 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Busy Day

My neck and shoulders are still sore from spending four hours plus working on my jewelry.  I have been creating necklace with the new Vintag metal paints that create an enamel like surface with baked on glitter and glaze.  I purchased several brass, silver and gold pendants that I use as a base.  In this blog I have a few singles but I am highlighting the pendants that I have painted in different color combination.  When I started this project I purchased all 15 different colors of paint that are in the
Vintag pallets.They were sold in sets of three and the mahjority of the projects I have completed have been within those same sets of THREE colors.

Brass Butterflies - $12 each, with earrings $15

Shadows and Sunshine - a combination of black, golden yellow and cream.  Be sure and double click on the pictures so you can see the shimmer of the baked on enamels, gold glitter and glaze.

This was the first one I did  I had a blouse that was turquoise, gold, green and white and so I created this necklace.
Because the blouse also was decorated with copper I used copper glitter to add the sparkle.

This butterfly is painted with blue, amethyst, and deep pink...the glitter is gold

 While I was painting in pinks, blues and purples I also did several simple necklace pendants. $6.00
 Old fashioned bicycle $8.00

 Three D lacy heart $8

The first necklace that I did with these daisies with center stone beads was the golden rust on the far right.  Each of these sell for $10 each, $12 with earrings

Rust, cream and gold with a rainbow agate bead in the center

Purple, blue and hot pink with a deep burgundy glass pearl

 Yellow, cream and black with a yellow stone bead

The Gilded Goddesses ... These silver toned pendants sell for $10 each

Yellow, cream and black with gold glitter
 Turquoise green, sage green and mint green with silver glitter

 Pale pink, deep hot pink and lavender with silver sparkles

Sunday, October 7, 2012

My Newest Creations

After we got home from our trip to the northwest I was able to go to my favorite bead store and take a class in how to create these enameled metal designs.

This is a new method of jewelry design for me.  I took a plain piece of bronze metal and attacked it with a hammer giving it some depth and interest.  Then I took three bottles of paint - pink, light turquoise and lavender and painted it, baked it, and then scrubbed it with a piece of sandpaper.  then I baked it again and then stencilled the copper glitter butterfly - I then baked it again and sealed it all with a glaze and baked it AGAIN!   I then attached the copper butterfly charm.  I added a couple of lavender Swarovski crystals to each side and then attached the chain that surrounds your wrist closing with a toggle closure ...this creation combines both copper and bronze metals with gorgeous colors for a one of a kind piece of jewelry.
 Lavenders, blues and pinks create this beautiful lavender and brass bracelet with copper glitter butterfly and a cute copper butterfly charm attached to the brass plate.  It attaches with a toggle closure

This gorgeous flower pendant is painted in rusts, coppers, and yellows with an polished agate stone in the center and also in the earrings.  (The colors are truer to the picture below.)

This bracelet is made much like the lavender one.  It has a gold embossed butterfly as a main highlight with a small brass butterfly attached.  This bracelet attaches with a lobster claw.

The Gilded Goddess is painted in pinks and lavenders - both the figurine and the rosettes on the 33 inch chain.

 This butter fly was painted with blues, greens and gold glitter.  A double brass chain connects to a toggle closure at the back of the neck (19 inches)
These silver metal flowers are painted with greens, oranges, pinks, yellows, blues and lavenders (pastels) and then baked, sanded and glittered with silver glitter and then sealed with a glaze and baked again.

These items can be painted in most any color combination.   It is a special paint and I am unable to get it in reds or true golds or silvers.  But if you want something in greys and blacks, pastels, blues, greens, lavenders, rust and oranges, etc it can be made.  Glitter color (gold, silver, copper) depends on the metal and design.  I have all sorts of metal pendants and bracelet slices...keep an eye out for future creations!!!