I thought I would take a break from my usual projects and share some crystal pendants I made for the last flea market. I made 20 of these and they are all different but they could be used for a lot more than just jewelry.
I used some of my old lamp crystals and decoupaged an image to the back of the crystal. I then wrapped them with copper foil and soldered the foil. You do need some stain glass training for this technique.
I got many compliments on these and customers seemed to like them. As usual, when I introduce something new, the concept is slow to take off. I sold a few of them, and I'm sure I will sell more of them next time.
I used a simple ball chain to keep my prices reasonable. To age the chain and the soldered foil, I used an aging chemical to turn the metal dark. One caveat if you try this, the chemical does not seal the metal so it can rub off on your skin.
I used Deft lacquer spray and gave each chain three sprayings of the Deft, turning the chain as I went. Then I used some furniture wax on the back of the pendant. I wore my pendant for three days and not a drop of the aged metal wore off on my skin or clothes. I do love these pendants. I can just imagine how pretty they would be on altered bottles, lamp pulls, chandeliers or whatever else you can think of.
Thanks for your visit.
I may be partying at...
Mondays Le Chateau des Fleurs The Graphics Fairy
Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Wednesdays Savvy Southern Style Ivy and Elephants
Fridays French Country Cottage My Romantic Home Miss Mustard Seed
Potpourri Friday Common Ground
The Charm of Home Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays Funky Junk Interiors