Super simple faux blue green patina finished "bronze" filigree earrings
I used to do a lot of faux finishes in with my dollhouse miniatures but I never thought to do it on jewelry! You can buy filigree discs from craft stores or "upcycle" old jewelry you already have! See below for the easy directions.
| 1:12 scale miniature urn I made from the cap of dish detergent and some fimo clay with a faux patina.|
For the earrings, start with filigree discs; these come in silver, gold, copper and even sometimes a dark antiqued finish, or just use some old pieces of jewelry. If you happen to have dark antiqued filigree you can skip the first two steps!
Step one: (top discs) spray with a primer, I used gray; let dry
Step two: (bottom discs) add a coat of bronze spray paint; let that dry.
Step 3: Mix up a gray blue green "patina" with some acrylic paint. I used what I had on hand; turquoise, dark leaf green, white and brown. Sometimes you can find a bottle of blue-green faux patina in craft stores. Add a blob of white paint and mix slightly so it looks marbled:
Last step: Quickly before the paint dries, take another damp paper towel and blot away the paint so some of the bronze shows through:
If you want, you can give these a coat of clear acrylic matte or semi gloss, then add beads and ear wires and you have some cool looking earrings!
|These filigree earrings were made from old clip-on earrings with a Shabby Chic finish.|
If you don't want to make them yourself, you can find these antique style earrings in my Etsy shop!