Patinas

Heather’s post the other day reminded me that I bought a patina tutorial and solutions from MissFickleMedia – Shannon is the queen of patinas!  I have also tried the ammonia, and ammonia/salt combination with very little luck whatsoever. However with the patina solutions I got from Shannon – well just take a look!  Blue/green verdigris starts to develop in minutes, and within 24 hours…wow!  She’s got lots of other colours as well. Here I’ve used persian indigo, and traditional verdigris. The patinas will only work on pure copper/bronze/brass etc. They cannot be plated at all. If you do go ahead …

Next Week in Classes…

At beadFX, we always have a ton of classes because we know you’re always looking to learn something new. Next week is no different. For metalworking enthusiasts, try our Basics of Soldering class on Nov 17. In this class, you’ll learn, well, the basics of soldering. Topics covered include: soldering a butt joint, soldering a long seam, soldering a small item to a large item and how to solder a jump ring. Coil and coil away on Nov. 16 with Rae Huggins. Isn’t that pretty?Finally, are you a lampworker looking for a new challenge? Try the Sculptural Angel Workshop on …