Thursday, July 17, 2014

Were All Ears Monthly Challenge

 Our Inspiration Photo

'America The Beautiful'

I liked the curve of the billowing sails In the inspiration photo so I dapped two copper small circles from Vintaj.Then I used Ranger Patinas, the first layer Cinnabar and the second layer Verdigris.Then I ruffed them  up with a Vintaj Metal Reliefing Block. The tiny red lampwork spacer beads are from Marshall Jodie.
I finished them off with two brass stars from Vintaj.

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The inspiration photo is posted the first Friday of each month.

12 comments:

Fiona Robertson said...

Love the patina on the copper discs exactly like they've been at sea...love them! xx

freshbakeddesigns said...

Love how you thought about the details in your design and created your own "billowing" component for these earrings. Lovely design!

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love what you did with the disks. Great job with the patina.

I just bought a dapper. If you wouldn't mind, I would love to know what disks you used from Vintaj.

OksanaB said...

The copper circles and stars are adorable. Wonderful design! And your photo is beautiful too!

Silver Parrot said...

Your disks came out perfectly - love the patina. I can say "great minds think alike" since I used some Ranger inks in one of my designs, too!

Shaiha said...

I just love the patina on those discs. When I first saw them, I was trying to figure out just what kind of stone they were.

Marybeth said...

I love the patriotic feel of your design! Your patina work on the copper discs was wonderful as well. Nice job!

lindalandig said...

I like how you took a very basic component -the copper disks- and then shaped and colored them to express your inspirations from the photo. Great job!

Shel said...

Great design - love these!!

Radhika said...

Love the painted copper circles it gives ocean feel :)lovely earrings :)

Cindy Martin-Shaw said...

The dapped and patinated copper discs are wonderfully nautical. Thanks for sharing the specifics of your patination process. Now I am a inspired the break out the alcohol inks and experiment. Very cool earrings!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is a yummy patina you have cooking there! At first I thought they were beads, but wow, what a great idea to make that component your own! These are fun and flirty for those hot July days. Thank you for joining in the We're All Ears Challenge for July! Enjoy the day! Erin