Hand Painted Jewelry

Impressionist style painting……

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I love the freedom that modern impressionistic painting with fluid Acrylics and Alcohol Inks brings to the canvas.  The abstract designs lend themselves to so many applications.

Recently, I have not only painted in this style to make artwork to hang on the wall, but have also been making other art pieces like these jewelry items…

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I have been making necklaces, earrings, rings and even bracelets!

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Some of these were painted using acrylic paints and some were made using alcohol inks.

I love the many feelings and styles of this jewelry so I decided to name the lines of jewelry that were made from each of the particular canvas.  Here is a list of some of the names I came up with….

Slice of Nature, Mesa Verde, Gold Rush, Dragon’s Lair,  Under The Sea and Autumn Splendor.

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Here is an example of how the process to make these beautiful pieces begins.  First I must decide the additives I will use with my acrylic paints to get the desired effect in my painting.  This took me quite a while to work out my favorite 2 or 3 formulas.

Once I decide on the formula, I then decide whether the application of the paint will be on Canvas or Yupo paper.

 Once I even took some of the leftover paint and splashed it on these little cups.  No paint ever goes to waste!

 Here is an example of how some of the paintings turned out before making them into jewelry.

The process of making the jewelry is a test of my patience for sure as once the painting is finished I have to allow the artwork to cure for 2 to 3 weeks.  It’s hard to have to wait that long to see my finished pieces.  Once the paintings are cured I then clean and dry them which takes another 2 to 3 days.  To give the artwork a beautiful finish I add 3 coats of sealer to them.

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The above picture shows some of the pieces I made using Alcohol Inks, these are part of my Autumn Splendor Line.

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The above bracelet with several round pieces is from my snap jewelry.  I have made additional pieces in a variety of colors, so the artwork on these is interchangeable.  Meaning a person can take these 5 round pieces off and put different colored snaps in their place.   Being able to change out the round pieces makes this jewelry very versatile, I love that aspect of this style.

This is how the pieces work.  As you can see it is a lot like an actual snap.  And it really is that easy to change them out!  How fun is that?!

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Another  project I just finished were my new business cards……

I am so please with how they turned out!!  What do you think??

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Well it’s time to get back to work on my new studio spaces, so I will end this post.  I  look forward to our next coffee break and bringing you up to date on the latest adventures here at the Art Pod.

Until next time……

….I wish you Peace!

 

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