Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Vintage Rose Gold.
I use clear crystals and hand decorate them to produce an individual range of colours. All of them have 2 or three colours and a range of tones. I tend not to use single colours as they are readily available in the Swarovski range. This is one colour way I experimented with yesterday. I've called it Vintage Rose Gold.
The gold is made from mixing Silver and yellow paint, the rose colour by adding a touch of magenta to the mix. I make my own gold coloured paint as I think the ready available one's are too brassy for my taste. The pink was painted on first, followed by the gold, making the tone paler towards the centre. I do that so plenty of light gets to the centre of the crystal giving that gorgeous sparkle. I think this fits in with a vintage or shabby chic style in particular, and love it's femininity. Would love to know what you think :).
Why not have a go at making one of these yourself - all you need is a clear crystal and glass paint - the kind you fire which makes it waterproof and scratch resistant. I finished mine with a sterling silver bail which needs no tools to attach. Just open up the legs, slip over the crystal and squeeze shut. Add a chain and you are ready to go. This can be completed in a weekend - paint one day, fire the next morning and make up when cool in the afternoon :)