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Coppered Oak

About this design:

I have had these Vintaj Taliesin pendants for over a year and found a tutorial for creating patina on copper using vinegar, so I figured I would try it! It turns out rather nice and it's super just seal them after to keep them from continuing to oxidize or your patina from rubbing off.


vintaj Taliesin pendants, copper plated earwires, Czech glass, vintaj brass acorn bead caps

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  1. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous! The patina on the leaves is fabulous and the coloring of the Czech beads is perfect with them! The acorns are a fabulous touch as well. Just love everything about them!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    OMG, Susie we have been doing the same things, that last weekend that I spent at home I was also playing with salt and vinegar patina, the same elements are going to the necklace. Love what you have done, my is more rustic looking, but that was my aim as I’m going for an ancient look. :D

  3. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    These are really wonderful I love the acorns and you did a great job on the patina of that leaf.

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
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  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    These are so pretty! I love your addition of the light blue beads that bring out the patina on the leaves. Beautiful!

  6. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Super cute! These are just great. What did you use to seal them?

  7. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks everyone! :)

    Asia, I would have liked for mine to have been more rustic and ancient, but I got impatient! lol Gotta be more patient next time! I’m sure yours will be fabulous as usual! What do you use to seal yours? or do you seal yours?

    Sarajo W, I used the vintaj metal sealer to seal them. Although there are a number of different things you can use.

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I did the same thing with some copper washers not too long ago….I soaked them in vinegar and salt first, then buried them in kosher salt for a week or more, and sprinkled more vinegar over them every few days. They turned out mottled blue and pretty. Sealed with Vintaj glaze….Coulda got the same reult using patina inks….

    Have you tried fumigating copper with ammonia and salt? It turns out electric blue!

    LOVE these earrings, Jess!

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    I tried ammonia on brass with the same results, but the smell almost took my breath away ;)

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Yea. I kept my container outside!

  11. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Yeah, I gotta learn to be more patient…I kept wanting to look at mine to see what was going on! lol I will try that next time Susie…I haven’t tried to ammonia yet Asia cause I HATE the smell of ammonia…it does take your breath away for sure but I might try it some time in the future…I read too that you can do the vinegar and sawdust with brass…I don’t know that most people have sawdust handy but it makes an interesting patina on brass….Here’s where I found it….http://www.jewelrymakingdaily......s-pop.aspx…. I think this stuff is so interesting…now I need to get a torch! 8o

  12. SweetBirchDesigns
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  13. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Nevermind….I can never remember how to do the big eyed emoticon..

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    S Amendola says:

    Love both the design and the finish on the leaves,

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