Monday, October 5, 2009

The accident

I thought I'd go ahead and share what happened with this crazy earrings. These are hollow earrings and I was planning on only putting Liver of Sulphur on the inside of the hollow (so it would be black inside) but my funnel was slightly too large...and it spilled all over the outside. I rinsed it off as soon as I could: but it was too late! Alas! The colors were so beautiful I couldn't bear to take them off. So they stayed and I made another pair just like them.

I believe the key is to have the LOS hot and fresh. Dip it in and rinse it off to see the colors progress. Make sure to seal the patina with Renaissance wax or a lacquer so that they do not wear off.

I think I'll have to try more of these


  1. Beautiful! god bless accidents like this lol


  2. OMGosh those turned out amazing. Accidents can be super beautiful!

  3. I still love these! It's what the late artist Bob Ross would have called a happy accident!

  4. It's so great when an accident actually turns out to be something great. And that definitely happened with yours, those earrings are beautiful.

  5. Those are awesome! I love the iridescent look. Mistakes can be so wonderful. Great work

    Gift Guru,