Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Vist from the Past - Smooched Metal by Judy Jackson







Hello from Judy Jackson. There I was just whiling away the time in front of my computer watching different videos on techniquies from the summer CHA. A pretty good way to wait for the storm to be over, right? Fortunately, we never lost power due to Hurricane Irene- although the lights have been flickering a bit tonight. There was this video tutorial on making jewelry with your Hot Pot. I watched it several times and every time the little wheels in my brain kept turning. Hmmm --- I have a Hot Pot sitting in the drawer and it is very, very lonely! I put it on my "wish list" for Christmas one year and got it! However, I have never used it. But I have used it this weekend!

I didn't even own any of the jewelry findings the demo artist was using and I thought what can I use that I already own in my stash? Surely there is something! And there was.

But I didn't want just plain metal pieces -- I wanted them to be the colors I wanted them to be! So I brought out my bottles of Smooch Paint and painted the metal flowers. After I wrapped the slide frame with the metal tape, I painted the Smooch Paint on that too and then added some alcohol inks as well. It was fun.

Now I have to decide how I will hand this new pendant I have. And I got so excited about this whole process I have ordered some different jewelry findings and I will make some Christmas presents!

So I took this older technique of Smooched Metal from the October/November 2010 Technique Junkie newsletter and brought it to a whole new level -- and it was fun! And it is useful as well.

Judy Jackson







7 comments:

stamps&cars said...

Ooo....Ooo...OOoo......this is really beautiful. Awesome colors.

soggystamper said...

I love this and the fact that you were able to play while the winds and the rain howled around you.
Sue aka The Soggy Stamper
www.soggystamper.com

Jan said...

This is absolutely beautiful..please put me on your Christmas list. lol

Juliet A said...

This is lovely - too lovely for you to keep. You need to give it away, preferably to someone who showers you with compliments, you talented artist you!

Cathy Y said...

Wow - that is fantastic!!!

Evelyn S. said...

You hadn't used your Melting Pot before this? ;-) This is a beautiful piece of jewelry...

Kathie McGuire said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous piece, Judy! And in my favorite colors! Just wonderful and thanks for all the details on how you do it.