Today I took a much needed break and pulled out some supplies to just "Play". I have been wanting to enter the altered jewelry design challenge over at Vintage Flair and just have not had the time or energy to get something together. Today I finally got around to making something to enter into this contest. The contest rules stated that the jewelry piece must be vintage inspired and must also be made out of re purposed materials....right up my alley eh? So I chose to make one of my vintage inspired, up cycled bangle bracelets and this time I added a pair of earrings to the mix.
The bracelet base was the chipboard core from a roll of packing tape.
The earrings were made from a couple of old plumbing washers.
After adhering the paper to the bases, I added several layers of Royal Coat decoupage medium to each of the pieces. I then painted the perimeters with a creamy beige paint and another coat of royal coat before finally adding a 2 part crackle glaze medium. For the finishing touch all pieces were given a generous dusting of Perfect Pearls in gold.