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Sunday, July 14, 2013

DIY Sharpie Patina And Key Locket Necklace

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.

Materials Used:

Jim Holtz Idea-Ology Locket Keys From Joann's (Set of Four on Sale for $5.99 Regularly $9.99)
Antique Bronze Jump Loops
Jewelry Pliers


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
Well that's what I have been up to, what about you? Come share at our weekly Anything Goes linky party. 

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