March 28, 2011

Metal Patinas.... In My Tool Belt.

I've been haunting metal and jewelry artist Shannon Levarts missficklemedia blog and etsy shop for a while. Oooggling and Ahhhhing her metal and patina wares for a good long time. The hammered metal! The antique textures! The vibrant colors! Turns out she offers several kits to do it your self! My kit included colors, instructions, and color sealer, all tested by Shannon herself. She even sent links to several suppliers! The instructions were easy for even a impatient gal like myself to follow.
Patina colors. Mix well!
Torch for soldering. 
Hammering rings...
Many rings. 
A mix of colors.
The final ring.

6 comments:

missficklemedia.com said...

I have about 4 baggies full of Gaea beads mixed with patina components, waiting for me to create beautiful jewelry with!
The textures and colors of your ceramic work mix wonderfully with a lot of the patina colors and I am SOOOOOOO excited to see what your skills come up!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Oooohhhh… me too! I have been itching to get some o her patinas to try things out, but I have given myself some other deadlines first before I open the door to another "project" - albeit a very fun and useful project… Oh, if we could have more time in a day or just focus in on that coffee rush - in the right groove mindset with a click of a switch! Good luck and I can't wait to see what you come up with!
~Marsha

Marie Cramp said...

I have had all the stuff I need to this this for awhile, now I just need to do it! I also need to learn to solder! Darn! So much to learn so little time!!

Janet said...

Wonderful!! Your tool belt yup and it needs to be full of all of Shannons wonderful patinas! Ive thought on buying and think I need to! Ive got the torch too etc.

Holly said...

I just got some of Shannon's loveliness and have started experimenting! Isn't it so much fun? I have to say that I love your pic of the mixing of the colors - so yummy!

Rebecca said...

I so wish I was brave enough to have a go at this!! One day soon!