How to Embellish a Metal Locket with Vintaj Patina

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Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video you will see an easy way to add a pop of color to a metal locket using Vintaj Patina. There are so many colors of patina for you to choose from that you can really personalize your piece for a one of a kind necklace.
Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Kat with beadaholique.com so I have a locket here and what I wanted to do was just add a little pop to it because it's got this beautiful floral design on the front and you can actually see by looking on the inside that beautiful design you can just see how it's edged on that nice beautiful front like that so what I wanted to do is I just wanted to find a way to add just a little pop of color so what I've chosen for today is I'm going to be using the vintage patina and today I'm going to be using the cobalt we do have a lot of colors of this so this is actually a really wonderful way to personalize a locket let's say you know someone has a favorite color and you're giving this as a gift be sure to check out our line of intosh patinas alright so I'm using an antique brass locket for this and I've brought out some chain some jump rings and a lobster clasp because not only am I going to show you how to add the color I'm actually going to finish off the necklace as well so I have an original one here just because I want you to kind of see it before and after so this will be my before so I'm just going to set that one aside and this one we are going to be working with now as far as tools go once we complete our necklace we're going to need a couple of pairs of chain nose pliers I have a bent chain nose and a regular chain nose and if you need to shorten your chain you're gonna need a pair of flush cutters but the only tool that you're going to need is a paintbrush and some paper towels for our patina all right so let me move some of my tools out of the way here and I have a little sticky pad here this is just where I'm gonna put my patina you can just put it on your work surface I have my work surface protected here but however you like to use it sometimes I just like to do it because it's easy cleanup alright so if an tache patina is a permanent fast drying paint so we are going to be working quickly and the great thing is is what you're gonna see is I'm going to paint it on and then quickly wipe it off so that it only ends up in those grooves there so to begin just give it a little shake just mix up that color and then I'm gonna go ahead and add it to my sticky paper and you know you don't need a lot so just a couple of drops here will be just time you can always add more later make sure to close that up and set it aside all right so I'm gonna keep mine open it just gives my thumb a little spot to grip it on so what I'm gonna do here is I'm gonna put a little bit of color onto my paintbrush now you don't want to do too much at once because you can build the color so we're gonna come over here and we're just gonna start dabbing it into those grooves and you kind of want to get it nice and filled up and make sure that it's really going into those grooves there and we're going to do a little portion at a time here getting to the sides there making sure it gets all over yeah just making sure it kind of gets in there and now what you're gonna see happen is I'm gonna wipe away some of it and some of it is gonna be left in those grooves there so you can just kind of see that happen now if you can just like it there we go so now you can see that that blue is inside there so it's almost like those actions are now blue okay so we took off a good amount of that patina so we're just gonna kind of repeat that all the way around and again this is really easy to just build up the color so if you wanted to go back over some of those spots let's say you know it just didn't quite get in there or didn't you know you rubbed off too much you can just always go back and just build that color up again all right in fact I'm gonna go over some of this over here and you can see it start to dry you don't want to let it sit for too long you can see that I'm working fairly quickly here you probably need a couple paper towels to complete the whole thing here so you can see that it's coming off just the front and I'm not rubbing it too hard just like so all right so that's what sort of half of it looks like so I'm going to continue to do the other half here and get a little bit more of that patina in there and this like I said is a really fun way to just add a little extra personalization a little pop of color to a locket and you can actually do this technique with any type of filigree so this is actually really really fun to do and it's so easy now I'm trying to not get it onto the back here so I'm just being a little more careful as I'm wiping it away towards the edge and one last little section here and if you wanted to you can do different colors you know patina we also have a black and a white so you can actually lighten a color so let's say you really like this blue you just don't want it to be so bright you can add a little bit of white to it and it'll make it a little bit more of a sky blue so you can do that as well so you can really mix up your colors let's say you wanted to you know paint that flower in there a pink and then the rest of it and I sort of green you can do that too all right let's see if I miss any spots here and I did wipe up maybe a little too much at the top here so I'm just gonna go over that one more time just at the top all right and we are all done with our patina so just to kind of show you again just the a/b of what we started with and what it looks like now it really is a completely different piece which I love I think it adds just so much to it just being able to add a little color into those lines all right so we're gonna set this aside and now I'm gonna show you really quickly how to finish off a look it alright so I have some jump rings here and these are four millimeter jump rings and the easiest part is that we're just gonna take it in our bent nose pliers here you can also use two pairs of chain nose pliers or a chain nose and a round nose but just get it there and then just gently give it a nice little twist to open it and we're gonna slip it on and then we're going to take our chain here now I want it a nice long necklace so I have about three feet of chain here so I'm just gonna slip that on so that it sits so that it can free flow on the chain and close that up making sure we get a nice closure so now I have one side here and I'm just going to open up my jump ring slip it on to the last link of the chain and close that up and then come over here to the other side take one last jump ring giving it that little twist slipping it on to the last link of this side and adding a little lobster clasp and just close that up and now we are done with our necklace so that is how easy it is to do this and add a little bit of patina there slip on our little lobster there we go and we have our lovely little necklace so you can add some more embellishment let's say you wanted to do something else you wanted to add some beads going up you can do this with all kinds of chain just whatever you desire so there you have it so it goes from this to this with a little bit of vintage patina I hope you enjoyed this video you can find all of these supplies and even more by heading over to beadaholique.com

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