Altered Metal Filigree Necklace using Stamper's Big Brush Pens and Gesso
In the picture you can see the before and after of the metal filigree pieces. I applied 3 coats of the Gesso (#770302) to each piece.
Next I started to add color using the Stamper's Big Brush Pens and blending the color with my fingers before the ink dried.
Then I lightly sanded the metal filigree pieces to reveal a little bit of the bronze metal and I finished off the piece with a couple coats of Glaze (770304) to seal it.
I used E6000 to adhere the flowers to the center and add the flat back pearls. Once the adhesive was dry I added the metal filigree piece to some pearl chain and added a few beads and a clasp to create the necklace.
I think this is a really great jewelry piece for the summer and you can custom color it to match any outfit. Altering the metal filigree is a lot of fun and even if you don't make jewelry you can alter the metal pieces and add some dangly beads to create a charm.
Thanks so much for stopping by the Design•Memory•Craft Blog today! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Have a creative day!
ButterBeeScraps Bronze Filigree Pieces, E6000, Flat Back Pearls, Chain, Beads, Head Pins, Jump Rings, Clasp, Round NosePliers, Sanding Block
Hello, my name is Heidi Blankenship and I live in Minnesota with my husband Eric and two boys, Dusty and Evan. I have been involved with paper crafting for over twenty years. I love to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but I lean towards the vintage, artsy style. I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry. I am currently on the Spellbinders Blog Team, JustRite Papercaft Blog Team, Discount Cardstock, Really Reasonable Ribbon Special Events Design Team, Vintage Street Market and The Rubber Cafe Glue-ista Team .