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


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.


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.


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


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.


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!




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!!


beautiful colours!


Love this technique!!!


Fabulous piece! Love it and great tutorial :)


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.


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


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


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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