I am still on my "no new supplies" diet; today I am using up scraps of copper and testing out some nice markers, patinas and my Gilders paste that have been languishing in a drawer. The scarab was made of left over gray clay painted antique gold before firing. Since I wanted a pendant that was a bit more substantial I used a scrap of copper sheeting for the backing. First I drilled the holes for jump rings and to attach the scarab to the backing. I textured the copper, painted it with Jade Patina from Vintaj and sanded it back. The scarab got touched lightly with green Copic markers and heavily with Gilders paste in bronze and antique gold. The clay was attached to the copper by two headpins cut short, inserted and glued into the clay. I am very happy with the finished product; it has a good weight and heft to it, feels balanced and I love the green patina. Sadly my photography skills haven't improved so it (like me) looks better in person rather than a picture! Since it turned out so well I believe it is something I will be making more of in the future.
In The Land Of The Pharoh's
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