I am still experimenting with it but have started on a few pieces. The first is a pendant I created using an antiqued silver stamping and a rose station carved from white bamboo coral. The silver stamping is from VintageJewelrySupplies.com, and the carved rose is from FireMountainGems.com.
|Antique Silver Setting|
|Carved Rose Station|
The result was rather plain, so I decided to embellish these pieces with some Gilder's Paste. I applied a combination of Pinotage and Antique Gold colors to create a rosy, golden highlighted patina.
To apply Gilder's Paste, use a soft cloth (I like to use an old cotton T-shirt because it is lint free.) Rub the paste onto the surface and let dry about 10 minutes. Then rub again to remove excess and lightly sand - I used a manicure buffing block with medium to fine sanding surfaces. Next, polish with a polishing cloth or use what I did - an unused pad from a cosmetic powder compact.
Finally seal the paste with a glaze such as Diamond Glaze - I substituted a glass and craft glaze from SunAndMoonCraftKits on Etsy - it is less expensive than Diamond Glaze and works just as well! Let dry for 24 hours before handling.
Here is the finished pendant:
|Finished Rose Pendant|