Adding a patina or a green film, to bronze, copper, or similar metals can be a slow oxidation process. There are products out there already that can create a patina on your metals, however I have an even quicker and easier way to achieve a similar look. Most folks that like to craft, already have on hand Sharpie markers. All you need is Sharpies to create this imitation patina.
Above are the Sharpies, including a silver metallic one, I used to create a quick imitation patina to my bronze key, lock, and jump loops.
Jim Holtz Idea-Ology Locket Keys From Joann's (Set of Four on Sale for $5.99 Regularly $9.99)
Antique Bronze Jump Loops
Using your sharpies, add an imitation patina to your metals. Using jewelry pliers attach your jump loops to key and lock, and string on necklace.
I think it turned out so unique and pretty, I decided to add it to my Etsy shop TLC Creations.
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