18K love on polymer

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Florida’s Sherri Kellberg puts us in a valentines mood with her hearts bracelet. She makes polymer look vintage using layered metallic finishes.

She applies 18K gold leaf to the textured tops and edges of the hearts and stamps love letters on the backs.

Layers of verdigris and turquoise patinas add richness to the metallic effects. Pearls and glass beads wired to the brass chain make the celebration of love jangle.

Here’s Sherri on Etsy and Facebook.

Working Wednesday

Israel’s Yonat Dascalu brings us these sunny canes that look like crisp sun dress fabrics. What an inspiration it is to examine neat colorful canes that work. See more on her Flickr and Etsy sites.

If you’ve been eyeing the latest dyes and patinas from Swellegant, look at Heather Powers’ examples,  color formulas and step-by-step how-tos for this new line. The effects are stunning and require some patience and persistence. Heather is sold on the product and her instructions may help if you’re considering them.

Careful, Heather’s sites are full of new beads and pretty things that may keep you online longer than you intended.