I’m continuing my Swellegant experiments. The two things in this post are the full bloom on the ridged brass bead and my large brass cuff.
It is a brass bead that I used the Tiffany patina on. Here is an original and soon after I used the patina.
Upon checking it about a week later, the patina had bloomed much more.
I like both the soft, even green patina and the more rustic blue, green and metal patina. It’s possible to somewhat “set” the patina once you like it by rinsing the bead and patting it dry. For this, I was just interested to see where the patina went on its own. I’m glad I did.
The second item is the brass cuff. Here it is pre-Swellegant.
Here it is after I painted it with Iron metal coating and Rust patina.
I liked the rust, and it got rustier looking over time, but I wanted a little softer look. Keeping in mind that Christi Friesen said sometimes you need to get kind of arty to get the look you want, I added Dye Oxides too – Blood Red, Sun Yellow and Chartreuse.
This is the kind of look that if I found this bracelet in a box of junk at an auction, I would consider it found treasure and wear it just the way it is. It’s really fun to see the effects possible with Swellegants.