Hi crafty friends! Susie here today. I love thrift store shopping and I often find myself drawn to silver tone bracelets. In fact, recently I decided that I was wearing too much plain silver and today I am sharing how I recycled, reimagined and remixed some of my jewelry using ColoriQue!
I actually started with 2 identical bracelets and 3 shades of ColoriQue in my favorite palette of blues and greens. I started by unstringing the beads and washing them with mild soap and water to remove any dirt or oils.
I put a few drops of each color – Verdigris, Turquoise Mountain, and Frisco Bay – onto my craft mat and started to play. Using my craft mat as a palette I painted each bead a different color, custom blending as I went to create unique shades. A little bit of this stuff goes a long way so it was easy to get nice opaque coverage.
One of the reasons I was initially attracted to these bracelets was because of the texture. Once the color had dried it was easy to reveal that texture by scuffing each bead with a sanding block and applying the sealant.
At this point I re-strung one of the bracelets and then decided to create a coordinating necklace. I chose one of the beads and then tucked the rest away for a future project. I sorted through my stash and found a glass bead that matched perfectly – although if it hadn’t it would have been simple to color my own with ColoriQue! I did add Verdigris to a lovely, textured cone bead and then distressed it before incorporating it into a very simple companion piece.
I am very happy with how my recycled pieces turned out and started wearing them immediately!
So I still have 7 metal beads left over from the 2nd bracelet. What do you think I should make with them?
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie