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Blue in Bloom


About this design:

As soon as I finished my "Spring Green" necklace I knew I wanted to do another one using the brand new Tulip Garden DecoEtch die and the marine patina from Vintaj.

Components:

Vintaj flat oval chain and precision leaf altered blank, czech glass beads, pearls and fluorite left over from Spring Rain challenge.

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  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very nice…love the focal piece.

  2. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    This is just gorgeous. You now have me dying to learn how to etch!

  3. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Adore this!!

  4. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Thanks everyone. Luna Chick, it’s super easy with the Vintaj Big Kick and their dies.

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    N radon says:

    Love this necklace of yours. It has a kind of ethnic look to me. Its great!

  6. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    so pretty!

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    olive penguin says:

    Wonderful and rustic!

  8. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    Is this a real etch? I mean, like are you using a chemical to get pattern onto the metal? what gauge copper are you using? Thanks!

  9. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    This isn’t a chemical etch. I used the Vintaj Big Kick and one of their DecoEtch dies on the pre-cut leaf shape (also from Vintaj). Super fun and easy to do!

  10. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    Thanks for the reply. Sure beats the mess of chemicals and time spent doing it the “old fashioned” way! Nice work!

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    Nan J says:

    Beautiful piece!

  12. DJluvs2bead
    DJluvs2bead says:

    Really, Really love the focal and the other componants that you chose compliment the focal perfectly. Nicely done!

  13. PamG
    PamG says:

    Hi! Great necklace, thanks for sharing. Can you tell me what the setting was for the a Big Kick? I can’t seem to get such a deep impression this die. Thanks for any help you can give!

  14. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    P Gemin, mine doesn’t have settings as such (I have the Vintaj edition but I thought they were all the same). There’s a super thin clear plastic shim that fits over the bottom cutting board that came with mine and then the two clear boards that you put the dies in between.

    I didn’t really love the way the decoetch dies came out on thier own, but working the patina into the design and wiping away (takes a few applications on each spot) and then buffing the whole thing with the reliefing block really works nicely. Hope that helps!

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    Anne Z says:

    Stunning. I think I’d like to see it in cranberry tones, too.

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