Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Vintage Rose Gold.

This is an extra post today because I am so pleased with a project I finished today. This heart is one of a range I make from Swarovski crystals. I use Swarovski because I love the clarity and sparkle they have.
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 :)

14 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful. You are talented. Thanks for sharing it with us at the UBC.

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    1. I just get lucky some times :)
      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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  2. This is simply beautiful, Janice.
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much Lexie :)
      I must say, I love your cards. Do you have a fan page on facebook or a blog? Could only see your normal page :)

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  3. Absolutely awesome colours!
    Kate
    xx

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    1. Thank you Kate, your comment is much appreciated x

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    1. Thank you for dropping by and commenting :)

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  5. Beautiful work! The color is so vibrant, too. I would definitely wear it with my everyday, working-stiff style!

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    1. Thank you Julie for your lovely comment :)

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    1. Thanks Alyssa. How is UBC going for you?

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  7. Wow that is absolutely gorgeous. I would like to make something like that to put on one of my scrapbook pages. I love swarvoski too!!! I don't know that I have the courage to paint it like you do though!

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  8. Thank you Beth :)
    I only recently got the courage to paint on them - but I do know how to get the paint off if it all goes horribly wrong. It hasn't on the crystals yet, but some of my large glass bowls went another round, lol.

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