Hello there! Jenn here sharing my jewelry project using Creative Paperclay®.
In a previous post I demonstrated how I created molded pieces using embossing folders and cookie cutters. That post can be found HERE.
Patina and rust effects are a major trend right now so I decided to create some jewelry using the hearts and some other items.
The additional supplies I used are as follows:
2 clay molded beads
metal butterfly embellishment
Copper jump rings
Medium sized rusty washer (this was previously treated with a sulfur to patina) from stash
Acrylic paints in patina/rust shades
Liquid ink in a dark blue shade (I used Art Anthology Minx ink in Stargazer)
Start with a base coat of an aqua colored acrylic paint on all of the hearts, butterfly, and beads.
Using a darker teal acrylic mixed with water apply lightly with a brush and wipe off all excess to re-expose the lighter color in all areas except crevices. This will give more dimension. Alternate between golds, blues, and a bit of the liquid darker blue until you reach the desired patina look.
Make sure all pieces are completely dry. Tie a knot part way down the cord and slide one bead on. Tie a knot on the other side of the bead and make sure both knots are tight and secure.
Next, tie the washer onto the cord in the middle using a slipknot.
Make sure the knot is secure and tight and add a dab of strong clear glue to the back of it.
Place a large jump ring onto the main heart and then onto the washer. Add earring wires to the two smaller hearts and there you have it! Such fun!
I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial today! Thanks for visiting!
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