Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Faux Inked Jade

These were extraordinarily fun.  I mixed up my favorite jade recipe (a light, soft green, thank you).  I made two separate textured sheets, cut and layered.  Over it all I painted on some caramel Adirondack ink from Ranger.  My immediate reaction was, OMG, I've ruined everything, but I took a leap of faith, cured the beads.  I sanded, polished, sanded, polished.  I LOVE THESE.  That old fossil-y, ancient peoples look is just what I was after.  Also, they are very light to wear.  I kept the design simple to highlight the beads.  Enjoy.

1 comment:

Lanyardlady said...

Just fantastic! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.