Also I really wanted to make some things with the gorgeous Rusty Black components Brenda from B'Sue Boutiques sent me last week to play with that I told you all about. .
I love this finish!!! You can use a sunshine cloth to take off a little of the black and expose the copper underneath. I used a scotchbrite on some because you all know I LOVE copper. Since they are all dark and Halloween is coming I created a trio of delightfully dark necklaces. The first is Baby Moth Man necklace.
I LOVE this big butterfly/moth stamping and the chunky filigree bell/bead caps. I added a cast Frozen Charlotte doll I made and colored it all some Gilders Paste in Patina. (note to self-get more gilders paste in all colors!).
I used some beadchain I found at Walmart of all places. It's almost the perfect match to the Gilders Paste Patina color. Because its so big, I used a big industrial lobster clasp.
Second necklace is "Things that go bump in the Night". I took this Victorian stamping and used the scotchbrite on it to bring up alot of the copper color, then polished it with the sunshine cloth.
I made this cast resin cabochon about 7 yrs ago and could never find the "right" thing to do with it-until this week. I added it to a vintage brass bezel setting and used micro screws to attach it to the stamping.
I created beadchain with dark purple AB crystals, added a couple of yummy caramel glass beads and bits of chain as jump rings.
The third necklace is "Haunted Ferris Wheel"
For this one, I really wanted to keep it dark so I left the component as is. I added a resin piece I made of a Victorian era Ferris Wheel in a vintage black plastic setting.
Sinee my energy was fading the day I made this, its a little more simple than the other too but just as pretty IMHO. I had a few dusky grey AB crystals that matched the hue of the photo perfectly. I added the 2 gorgeous Rusty Black bell caps along with a couple of bead caps from my own collection that I aged. Add some gunmetal chain along with a lobster clasp and VOILA! I also started a "Face in the Wind Mill" necklace but only got as far as the focal.
I colored the Wind Mill pendant a deep purple and resined over it. I wish I had had Gilders Past in this color, it would have been a lot quicker. I removed almost all the black color from a filigree disc and added a cast resin Frozen Charlotte head. I pulled out these dusky plum crystals to add too it. I will finish it next week, I want to find some tulip beads to go with it.
I hope you enjoyed viewing my B'Sue components as much as I enjoyed working with them! Go to the website to see the Rusty Black collection!