After all I can't just wear some rhinestones.. I MAKE JEWELRY! I need to wear my own work..uhh don't I? It's awkward when you meet someone and they ask you, "So,what do you do"? Umm, "well I make jewelry". Immediately their eyes take inventory. First my ears, neck, fingers and wrists..looking to size me up. See? So i have to R E P R E S E N T!
Hmm.. well I've been looking at the beautiful crown I made from Goldie Bronze Clay for months now trying to decide how to finish it! It's regal enough for the event I'm attending.
I love the beautiful look I got from my Goldie bronze pieces but they looked flat and boring. I cringed at the though of darkening all that pretty gold color. But, on the other hand, I wasn't feeling the love the crown I made deserved. So whats an artist to do? I dipped my brush into some Novacan patina an applied it sparingly to selective crevices of my crown and brass bullet casings :) The results are, well..quite pleasing and give the crown a much richer appearance. Combined with the hammered wire shank and beads, yeah I think this will do nicely.
Here is the back side view of the bail .. equally as important....
Hope it inspires you :)