Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Working on....

some new pieces to put up on JewelryLessons and at the same time piecing together another tutorial as the work progresses.  Making the usual bunch of mistakes so I can tell others what not to do!  As usual, I do everything backwards, before getting things to go forward in a reasonable series of steps.

Playing around with fire and putting flame patina on some copper pieces.  Kinda fun to do that. You never quite know what the outcome will be.  Apply a bit of heat, pull away the torch and watch to color form as the piece cools.

Some JAX patinas have arrived.  I may play around with those this weekend.  You can finally buy small quantities of these patinas without having to pay for hazardous material shipping costs.

Ordered out some Thompson's enamel.  Colors that I think will look good with some of the copper pieces I'm working on.  We shall see what happens.

Also on the long list of color experiments are the Adirondak inks I got in two months ago.  Just haven't had the time to play around with those, either.  

And then there's all kinds of color products that have been sitting idle from years past when I was doing other artwork, plus some metal foils.


  1. Always looking forward to your next creation and tutorial!!