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    Default Playing with scrap

    Yesterday I spent the day playing with scrap, Keum Boo and used patina on a couple of pieces. Sadly the little amethyst I used in the smallest piece got a bit lost when I added liver of sulphur patina because I dipped it rather than painting the patina on, so I took the LoS off and it still looks a bit lost but I'll just put that down to experience.

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    The flashy little opal in this one is synthetic but still very pretty (even if very badly set because the setting moved when I was soldering - again I'll chalk that up to experience!)

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    Deb

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    Very effective Deb. Gemstones do tone down against a dark patina particularly as the agent gets onto the metal behind them. An exception is garnet, which sees brighter.
    Time to start a shop? Dennis.

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    You don't tell people it moved it is supposed to be like that, makes it more organic

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    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    You don't tell people it moved it is supposed to be like that, makes it more organic
    I'd only tell you lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Very effective Deb. Gemstones do tone down against a dark patina particularly as the agent gets onto the metal behind them. An exception is garnet, which sees brighter.
    Time to start a shop? Dennis.
    Thanks Dennis, yes I'd normally use a paintbrush to add the LoS so as not to get the patina behind it but didn't today. No matter, it's a tiny little thing and I'll wear it myself.

    I do sell a few pieces via my Facebook page, I'm weighing up the pros and cons of having a different web presence next year. Mostly because I'm lazy and don't want this to feel like a job

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    I know just how you feel Deb, if you don't need it to be a job then just keep it as a hobby and sell items when and if you wish too, of course that is just my personal take on it
    I like to have the choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    I know just how you feel Deb, if you don't need it to be a job then just keep it as a hobby and sell items when and if you wish too, of course that is just my personal take on it
    I like to have the choice.
    Absolutely, I make things in order to scratch my creative itch (which sounds like it needs treatment!) and selling a little means I can keep investing in materials. A friend asked me yesterday why I don't do craft fairs - mainly because I don't make enough to have adequate stock and also because I know I'd spend the day smiling at people who would pick things up and say, "Ooh, that's a bit expensive." I'm happy to keep experimenting, I rarely make anything I wouldn't wear myself and my daughter's always happy to take small simple pieces away from me the moment they're done.

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    That's how Pearlescence started...
    #slipperyslope!
    www.Pearlescence.co.uk
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    That's how Pearlescence started...
    #slipperyslope!
    Noted!

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    Those are pretty
    Thank you

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