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Topic: Brass & Faux Enamel Necklace & Earring Sets - Vintaj  (Read 3868 times)
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« on: March 15, 2013 07:03:54 PM »

A few weeks ago I got a Vintaj BigKick Machine to make etched & embossed jewelry pieces.  After weeks of collecting lots of supplies & tools to use with it, I finally dove into making some entire projects with my new toy.  

Purple Night Necklace & Earrings
This coming week there is a big Theatre Design & Technology conference up in Milwaukee that I'll be going to.  Usually I'm a pretty casual dresser, but since there will be so many costumers there, I usually try to step up my game when I'm there, with nice accessories and makeup, which I don't normally wear at work.  I got a beautiful new purple kimono top, but sadly I had no really impressive accessories to wear with it.  So back to the embossed jewelry!  The brass pendant is embossed with the Moonlit Night folder, and the earrings were embossed with the Distressed Textures folder (I think they look like falling stars).  The colors of the Patina paints are Ruby, Opalite, Amethst, Cobalt & Onyx.  I used a brass chain, and some vitriol crystal beads to pick up the purple/pink/ruby sparkle.

Sunday was DH's 30th Birthday, and I planned a party at his favorite restaurant with all his friends.  I even got a cute new top to wear to it.  Sadly, I had no matching accessories, so I whipped up this necklace and earrings set that morning.  The brass pieces are embossed with the Deco pattern folder, and then filled in with a black patina.  I sanded & buffed away the raised edges, and sealed the pieces so they won't discolor.  I was thrilled with how they came out, and got lots of compliments on it that night.  No one believed me when I explained how I embossed the metal, and when we went back to our place for drinks after dinner, I had to do a demonstration for our friends with the embossing machine!

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I hope you enjoy them!
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013 07:29:22 PM »

Those look amazing!! I can't believe you did that with an embossing machine and patina paints. I can see a whole new world of jewelry making for you  Cheesy Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013 01:20:02 AM »

Your new projects are so pretty!

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013 07:38:27 AM »

Wonderful pieces, is there no end to your talents?

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013 09:21:18 AM »

Thank you ladies!

« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013 12:55:12 PM »

Beautiful! I love the look of the patina paints!

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013 08:02:08 AM »

These are really fantastic, and very inspiring

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I love the purple pendant!

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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013 02:42:21 PM »

These are so beautiful.

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