Saturday, 6 October 2012

Take three - "weathered metal" inchies

Tando Creative is celebrating this week - third birthday already!

To celebrate, the design team has offered up a variety of projects based around the number three and there are tutorials for each of them if you want to have a go - check out the Tando Online Classes blog.

I used three inchies for my project. The Tando chippie is a lovely weight to work with and makes a great base for jewellery as it's sturdy enough that the finished piece feels quite substantial.

I've used an embossing folder and some VerDay paint to create a weathered copper finish for a pendant base. The paint is fun but you could use any technique you like to add interest to your inchies before gluing them together.

Chipboard inchies by Tando Creative
Tim Holtz Texture Fade embossing folder (Stripes)
VerDay paint by Ten Seconds Studio (Copper)
Patina Solution by Ten Seconds Studio
Copper wire
E6000 and Superglue adhesives

I've done a short video tutorial for this project. The YouTube description area includes a step-by-step that you could print out if you would like to have a go and find printed reminders easier to work from - just click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right of the video preview to watch it over there rather than embedded here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Deborah said...

So elegant and understated.

fatmonica said...

I love it.I love the metallic finish.

Kath said...

A great piece of jewellery and your video is really good.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous work Joanne, I love it. The metal effect is brilliant and the wire flourishes finish the piece off perfectly.
Huge hugs x x x x

Scrapmate said...

Such a beautiful pendant. I love the elegant simplicity of it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pendant Joanne, love the metallic effect and great video too :)
Lynn x

Ginger said...

Ohhh, verday...drool, lovely pendant. x

Unknown said...

Fabulous - love, love, love it

Kathy said...

What a fab project Joanne, I love this pendant idea

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Such a creative use of materials. It is wonderful!

Diane Warburton said...

Thanks for a clear video to guide the completely new to 'metal effecting'chipboard people like me.