Thursday, January 04, 2007
Making these charms, I was inspired by Susan Lenart's fabulous mixed media jewelry. I used Christmas light bulbs for the main element of the charm. I removed the plastic top on the bulb and wrapped the tiny bulb wires around a piece of 22 gauge copper wire. I wrapped the copper wire around the top of the bulb, making sure the tiny bulb wires stayed in place, and made a loop at the top. Next, I aged the charms by dipping the wire wrapped tops in a liver of sulpher solution then polished with 0000 steel wool and a polishing cloth. Last, a strip of text was applied with Glossy Accents which is a product that's similar to Diamond Glaze.
Posted by Ruth Rae at 10:57 PM