Both these were made from metal beads that I picked up from Ben Franklin. I colored them with the Ranger/Vintaj Patina paints that have come out recently. I am really liking these paints. They are bright and cheerful and you don't have to bake them (a big plus). Only time will tell as to how durable they are.
Week 20 earrings were made by painting base silver beads with a mixture of amethyst with the Patina Glaze to lighten it a bit. Then I went back in and with a toothpick carefully laid the straight amethyst into the indents in the beads.
|Original metal beads|
|Earrings after painting with Amethyst Patina. "Seeing Spots - Week 20|
|Green Twist Week 21|
|Original bead on left, Jade colorwashed bead on right.|