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Purple Paradise

About this design:

This fun and funky long charm necklace features a pendant that I embossed and painted. It was really hard to capture the purples and pinks accurately, but I was able to get most of them looking pretty good eventually.

I recently added this one to my Etsy shop:


Vintaj Arte Metal chain, findings, and charms. Vintaj brass filigree. Czech glass, lampwork glass, shell pearl, semi-precious gemstones.

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  1. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Well I really like this! I think you got the colors just right!

    I could play with those patinas all day, couldn’t you?

  2. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Thanks Cindy! And I could definitely play all day.

    The more I mess around the better my technique gets… I want to try the Swellegant product too but haven’t purchased any yet. Heck, I haven’t had time to break into the new colors despite the fact that I’ve been itching for red and white since they introduced the patina line!

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Very nice color combo and design!

  4. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    I know! I wanted that Red for a while, so I ordered it as soon as I saw it on the Lima Beads email. Problem is, I haven’t had time to play either.

    I have tried the Swellegant product, but not the ink colors, just the metalics and patinas. It is an entirely different look than the Vintaj. More like truely rusted/patina’d metal. You can use the patina without the metalic paints, but I have gotten mixed results. The green verdigres flakes off. It doesn’t flake if you use the copper metalic paint. Also, I use a hair dryer on the low setting to help dry the paint & set the patina.

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Great colors and design :D

  6. Frida
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  7. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I think you did a great job, and the necklace is beautiful.

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