Sunday, March 31, 2013

 My friend Angie asked for a piece for a dear friend, a woman who is a new follower of Jesus.  She wanted it to encourage her.  

Brass, copper, aluminum rivet and dyed chalcedony.

Stamped and wired and ready to send~~

It's been a day full of worship and thanking God for His Son.  And an afternoon of finishing up this piece.  

My wonderful husband is making me dinner~~oh yum!

Wishes for a week of productive joy for all~~and can you BELIEVE that it's the first day of April tomorrow???   My brain tells me I'm still back in mid February.  :-)  

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Gilder's Paste Baby Steps

Gilder's Paste!  I'd been longing to play with it, and was lucky enough to participate in a bulk buy with one of my Jewelry Artist Network friends. I got 10 small containers of the paste, assorted colors. 

I found that it is quite smelly and very messy.  After experimenting on a few etched pieces of metal, I applied the Bronze Gilder's paste to this etched copper piece I had hanging around the bench.  I used a toothpick and wore my magnifying glasses so that I wouldn't smear it everywhere!
I haven't sprayed any sealer on this piece, and I will wear it a lot and see how durable the paste is.  

Experiments, Baby steps~~Bliss!

Have a blessed week all!