Monday, August 16, 2010

A Rainy Saturday

What better thing to do on a rainy Saturday but make jewelry! It poured...all day. Perfect! I organized my supplies and made a few things...

I experimented a little with my new *gel* Liver of Sulfur.

Until now I have only used the powdered form (or small rock like chunks). After experimenting, I have decided that the gel is so much easier to work with. I always had difficulty getting the powder to completely dissolve. The gel was smooth and honey-like and melted perfectly when mixed with water. The gel is also said to have a much longer shelf life. I brushed the chains below with the Liver of Sulfur solution and it came out with this great look. I used a brush on only parts of the chain. I love how it is different from your normal patinaed pieces because some of the silver is left to shine through.
The result, an aged look, but with a unique modern twist.

I also made this necklace...I love Aqua Chalcedony and think it looks amazing with Gold!

A faceted Smoky Topaz pendant and a beautiful turquoise hand-made glass bead by Kelley's Bead Studio.

and a bracelet...

I made a few more things, but the pictures I took ended up being awful....but I should have everything listed by the end of the week.

Hope everyone has a great week!


kelleysbeads said...

Woo hoo for rainy Saturdays, a returned creative spirit and new jewelry! It all looks great, Cas!!! How did the LOS gel smell in comparison to the powder mix?

Metallo Bianco Jewelry said...

Oh...the smell. I don't know how I forgot about that. No...unfortunately, it smells just as gel or powder form! :)