Sunday, July 11, 2010

lovely, happy surprise!

I was working late last night with my kiln. and then, I remember that I had locket I riveted my enamel poppy on but got little cracked when I was hammering. so I though to put in the kiln to have glass melted again. but I have to admit, I was scare! the locket was something I purchased on Etsy. they say it's "brass" but if it was only "brass-look" I could have disaster in my kiln. so I put them on mica sheet and into the kiln... make sure the temperature would only reach to just enough for glass to melt. and couple minutes later I slowly open the kiln and take the locket out... I saw something beautiful was happening! enamel was all nice in smooth & the brass got patina from heat and shining with beautiful colors!! I could not believe my eyes.... green & blue & pink & yellow... so many colors was dancing on the locket! I not sure if this was just the one time thing & might never happen again... well, I just have to try and see. but I just wanted to share my happy surprise with everyone:)



this is the before...


sometimes it pays to be an experimental! happy crafting everyone:)

7 comments:

aimee said...

oh my gosh! that is so beautiful! any chance you would sell that?

maryjmaalouf said...

That is so beautiful!!
What a wonderful experiment!

jewelrybynatsuko said...

sure, aimee! but only if I can wear them for few days...:)

Thanks, mary! I looove experiment!!

Brandi said...

Oh that's lovely! Will you be making more?

aimee said...

oh! you don't have to sell it if you want it :) you're so sweet! but if you do ever make more items that are similar let me know how much you want to charge and i'll buy one from you!

jewelrybynatsuko said...

ok, I'm going to make more & see what happen! anyway, it wasn't "brass"... it's "gunmetal". I guess it's like brass but different alloy %. I'll sure to report back here! happy crafting:)

Copper Diem said...

Very cool! What a great suprise!