Friday, 26 August 2011

silver patina

I’ve been making a keepsake for my god-daughter-to-be with silver metal clay. I took some photos after I oxidised the pendant with liver of sulphur because the colours that appeared were really beautiful. I can hardly bare to polish this back but the original idea was just to give it an antique finish and make the letter stand out more. I know it’s possible to keep patinas like this with some special wax but I think they eventually darken. Mmmm… what to do???!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous pendant. Those iridescent colours are stunning - like opal. I sympathize with your dilemma!

Great hair cut, by the way.