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Azure Waves - Enamel Necklace Tutorial
Soft blue-green and purple are popular together in ombre hair color, gel nail polish, wedding color schemes, watercolor brush fonts, milk paint and more. The light blue and violet blended enamel effects are similar to the colors in the Decapo Light Blue Morning Glory. Have fun selecting colors to blend!
Created by: Sondra Barrington
Cut, file, punch, clean and apply pastel greenish blue enamel to the metal strip. Torch fire and slowly cool. See "Pop of Color" Earrings Tutorial for tips on preparing the metal, and firing enamel.
Apply pastel greenish blue over a section of the bare metal, and overlaying onto some of the purple. Torch-fire and slowly cool.
Clean and apply pastel greenish-blue enamel to raw copper bead. Torch fire and slowly cool.
Apply a bit of purple over a section of the bare metal, and overlay it onto some of the pastel greenish blue. Torch fire and slowly cool.
Once you have finished enameling and cleaning pieces, apply patina, allow to dry, then polish with Euro Tool ULTRA Polishing Pad.
Using 24-gauge copper wire, place 2 TierraCast antiqued copper plated heishi beads on each side of the enameled bead, and make wire wrapped loops on both ends. (Or use a copper eye pin instead of making wire wrapped loops.)
Use a small jump ring to attach both ends of the chain together. Fold the chain in half, and run one doubled end through the top of the pendant. Use a medium jump ring to link chain together at back of necklace. (This necklace is long enough to put on directly over the head, so it does not need a clasp.)
Add a bit of wire to secure the top of the tassel, then slide tassel into the cupola cap (bullet end) and make a wire-wrapped loop above the cap. After securely wrapping into place, overwrap for interest and texture.
Hint: If using sheet in large scale production, consider a bench shear for perfectly straight cuts every time!