FROM JUNK TO JEWELRY
Notice they are all rusted. They had been sitting for a few months outdoors in a bucket with a little bit of water. Then I set them out to dry for about a week longer.
The second layer is done using a a plastic baggie with some sealer inside. Put your piece in the bag, squish around it to get it all covered, then drag it to the top of the bag to remove the excess sealer.
After that is is just a matter of playing around with your pieces to see how you want to assemble your jewelry. Once the jewelry is made, I give it a final layer of sealer.
SOME SAMPLE PIECES
This pieces is available at my Etsy Shop.
This piece has two layers made with washers. The base layer was all bumpy giving it great texture, the top layer was smooth. Again, each was separately painted, then attached with a copper wire wrapping, A bail was formed at the top to attach the chain. A dangle was attached below the junkyard pieces. I used an abalone bead topped with a hammered copper spiral.
There are two holes in the polymer clay bead which are wire wrapped with copper. the top to create the bail, the bottom to hold a dangle which is a stone spiral wrapped with copper, then connected with a small amount of chain.
More pieces are in various stages of completion. I'll share them when done.