Recently, four of our Team members had time to participate in a little brass colorization project Kate Mulligan, another Team member, dreamed up.
Each received a packet of raw brass beads, bead caps, and focals. All of the packets were the same except for one element.
Linzi received these items:
The unique item in her package was the pair of large open flower stampings.
The end result is VIBRANT!
Linzi does a fabulous job with the dye oxides and has written a number of tutorials on their use for B'sue Boutiques
This one is on the fine art of colorizing CHAIN with dye oxides:
Be sure to come over to the website and grab a copy for yourself!
Speaking about a copy for yourself....you're going to want a copy of Linzi's book, too:
As for the pieces Linzi used in her project you will find them all at B'sue Boutiques
Metal beads and bead caps here....along with MANY other styles. You can do dye oxides successfully over brass ox plated findings, too....but I prefer raw brass:
Brass leaves here:
Brass flowers here:
Centerpiece V-shaped brass filigree:
Come check out the site and pick up some cool raw brass bits to play with! All orders come out with little sampler packs.....and free coupons, sometimes even little gift certificates!
If you are on Facebook, come and like Linzi's Magpie in the Sky Facebook page
And if you like to make jewelry, come be a part of the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group at Facebook You will meet some interesting, supportive artists at all stages of the journey....new as well as established. They are ready to share with you!
Come share with US!
Thanks for the project, Linzi!