Saturday, April 30, 2011

NEW Copper and Resin Jewelry

Just wanted to share with you what I have been working on lately...

A few months ago I took a 2-day workshop at the Pullen Arts Center where I learned how to add color to metal.  We experimented with various coloring effects using ingredients commonly found in the home: ammonia, vinegar, salt and rice.  Other coloring techniques included epoxy resin, artists chalk and colored pencils.

My favorite technique was the colored epoxy resin.  So much so that I documented the process on Facebook on how I created my newly completed pieces - see my FB album.

I started with plain round copper washers from the hardware store (Harbor Freight) and added 2-ton weld epoxy colored with artist chalk.  And here are the results:

These pieces will be available for purchase at my next arts and crafts show - May 7, Peak Fest in Apex.  If you are in the area, come by and see my new line of jewelry!  I will be in booth 48A.  Come out and support your local artisans!

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