I hardly have time to experiment on big projects but I am enjoying my experiments with patinas.
This week I played with Ranger Patinas purchased from Vintaj. They come in a package of three colors but I chose to use only the Verdigris shown here.
I carefully cut narrow strips of brass sheet and hammered them into shape on a baseball bat. Then I 'painted' them with the Ranger patina and added the Vintaj brass chain and earwires. I wanted the lovely turquoise color to be seen from all angles while being worn so these earrings sit parallel to and slightly below the jawline. They are swingy (spellcheck indicates that's not a word).
There's only one problem. I just dug in and painted the metal without reading the instructions. I was supposed to set the patina with a heat tool--something I don't have. I wonder if the color will wear off...