Color Me Beautiful 2

I've tried the kitty litter and ammonia coloring technique on brass connectors, and now, I'm using various colorants from Sculpt Nouveau.  I use a stiff, OLD paintbrush to apply the colors.  You can spray it on, but I found the nozzles get clogged, so I now paint it on. Sorry, the pictures are blurry, but … Continue reading Color Me Beautiful 2

Color Me Beautiful

So in the previous posts I have cut, smoothed, embossed and cleaned the bracelet bars, readying them for color.  I'm still on the brass pieces by the way, even though they look like copper due to the annealing. I've chosen a few ways to color these pieces..some in a burial of ammonia and kitty litter.  … Continue reading Color Me Beautiful

Playing With Brass Sheet, Part 2

So yesterday, I cut and smoothed bracelet bars from brass sheet and annealed them to soften for embossing. I now use either my BigKick scrapbook machine or my Durston rolling mill to emboss some designs into the softened metal.   I've shown a before and after annealing of 2 of the bars.  One is okay but … Continue reading Playing With Brass Sheet, Part 2

Playing with Brass Sheet

Disclaimer:  I'm no pro at this...it's just MY way of doing it. I'm going to cheat this and time lapse some of it since I just spent the last couple of weeks making copper connectors which you can see here in the shop: here I'm making brass ones this week (sometimes it takes that long to … Continue reading Playing with Brass Sheet