I love the look of patina on jewelry with its lovely greenish blue hue. If you are not familiar with patina, it is a thin layer of tarnish that forms on the surface of stone, copper, bronze and similar metals. Waiting for your jewelry to tarnish can take FOREVER, and the tarnish that forms typically has a smell to it. Who wants that??? I was on a mission to come up with a way to achieve the patina effect using a basic crafty supply, and avoid both the timing issue and smell. The solution to these patina woes? Green paint!
When the idea of using green paint came to mind, I wasn't really sure it would actually work. I painted a couple of different metal finishes with my green paint and found that the Vintaj brass findings worked/looked the best! It was a match made in heaven! And there you have it, earrings that have the look of patina, but not the smell!
These were super fun (and easy) to make. I may have to "patina" everything brass I can get my hands on!
Have you ever added patina to anything?