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Altered Metal Filigree Necklace using Stamper's Big Brush Pens and Gesso

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Hello everyone!  Heidi here today with another Guest Designer post.  I have a jewelry project altering metal filigrees to share with you using the Stamper's Big Brush PensGesso  and the Glaze.

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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.

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Next I started to add color using the Stamper's Big Brush Pens and blending the color with my fingers before the ink dried.

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I used Stamper's Big Brush Pens Light Colbalt Blue #154May Green #170 and Pink Madder #129 to color the metal filigree pieces.  

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I personally like colors that are a softer so I added another light coat of Gesso.  If you like bright and bold colors you could skip this second application of Gesso.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Hugs,

Heidi

Supplies

Faber-Castell® Design•Memory•Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Pens Light Colbalt Blue #154, May Green #170, Pink Madder #129Gesso (#770302), Glaze (770304)

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 .  Heidi

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Holly Woodcock

WOW! WOW! This is absolutely stunning!!

Shilpa

beautiful colours!

Debbie

Love this technique!!!

MargieH

Fabulous piece! Love it and great tutorial :)

anna

Super beautiful Heidi another work of art. Who would of thought to add color that way. Mucho hugs, Anna

Gail R

how do you do it Heidi?? you constantly come up with these fabulous pieces of art!! it is stunning!

Ms Linda

Very pretty. Have many brass filaments, this would be a goof way to use them for cards and jewelry.

Baerbel

This is really beautiful. Its such a pitty that a german company like Faber Castell doen't offer those products here in Germany. I cannot buy them here. Big Hugs, Baerbel

Kathy S

So Pretty- love the colours

Baerbel

PS: I wrote to Faber Castell about the pen, and they answered right away: It was available in Germany but because nobody bought it they discontinued it here. I WISH I would have seen your tutorial back then and spread the word. Thanks anyway for that really great idea! I love it! Baerbel

Baerbel

It took me 3 months, but I finally found those pens in Germany!!! Even Faber Castell didnt know about it, but my local bookshop sells them. yay!

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