Monday, February 2, 2015

A Revelation!

I just figured out something. Instead of buying expensive sheet metal to emboss and patinate, I can use the many tins I have collected! An added bonus is that after reliefing/sanding the raised portions of the design, the color of the tin shows through. I particularly like the turquoise tin with the cobalt patina. I learned not to get too vigorous with the reliefing block or sandpaper, though, as it also removes the original color of the tin. A gentle buff works best.

Here are some charms that I made. I love this cobalt patina with the turquoise/teal/mint tin color.

Disc charms and pendants lined up and ready to go. Now for some inspiration to strike for jewelry ideas. 

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