The Madness may be over…but the fun continues

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the Diane Fitzgerald courses and the Tierra Cast Make and Takes. And our March Madness Sale was nothing but Madness! The fun still continues. The Corsage Project Open Beading Nights will be taking place till the end of March. The Corsage Project is a charitable organisation that aims to provide prom dresses and accessories to graduating high school girls who would otherwise not be able to afford to go. Since 2005, Beadfx has been a proud sponsor of this project and we would love your support. Thanks to everyone who has already dropped …

Heat patina on copper

Love the colours! Last week I promised a little video on how I add heat patina’s to copper. I think the video demonstrates it quite well. The main trick is to practice a few times, and keep in mind that the patina will continue to grow even after you remove the heat source. I also find that I get much better colour if I do not quench the metal after heating. Just let the metal cool down naturally. You’ll notice that you’ll see the colours appear in the following order: Gold Orange/Red Pink Purple Dark Blue Light Blue – pale …