Past blog hops and challenges

Friday, February 28, 2014

Bay Moon Design Patina Challenge

Kathy of Bay Moon Design blog was gracious enough to include me on her patina blog hop.  She sent each of the participants a Vintaj compass brass piece and asked us to patina the piece and make a piece of jewelry.

I do not like the way my piece looks at all.  It is mainly my fault as I forgot about the challenge and did not get the patina colorings ordered way ahead of time.  The colors I chose were Vintaj's Rusted Hardware.  You can see the Cinnabar and Rust in the center of the piece.  I used the Clay on the letters that are on the side of the compass.  Not very visible, are they?

I used the Lapis and Emerald colors that were from the Faded Pickup color selection on some of the markings between the letters.  I used the Topaz color on top of the Clay I had used before on the letters.  At least now you can see the letters.

There is one more mark that I need to color and then I should be ready to make something if I don't scrap the whole thing and start over.

The first two colors went on so easily and visibly, that I thought this would be very easy to do.  Proved me wrong.  As soon as I decide what I want to do, I will be posting it.  I hate to give up because I would really like to patina some findings.  I probably need to be a little more patient.

Please stop by the other blogs and see what they were able to make: patina-compass-reveal-and-giveaway

Hostess:  Kathy Lindemer,  BayMoonDesign 

Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry

Karia Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations   You are here

Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings

Jessica Murray, Whimsical Monkey
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs

Kay Thomerson, KayzKreationz Blog

Claire Fabian, Saraccino

Christie Searle Murrow Charis Designs

Be sure to stop back by to see what I end up doing with the compass piece.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. I do think the colors on the compass turned out well. They are bright. This was my first try at patina & I wasn't too happy with mine either. I will probably get a different kind of patina & redo mine too.
    Will check back later & see what you ended up creating :)

  2. Love the beautiful, vibrant colors you used with your compass! I'm a little late to the hop, but this was a fun one.Can't wait to see what the end result will be- Christie

  3. You got a lot of great color with your piece. Glad I'm not the only one that doesn't like the way my pieces turned out, although I think I'm finally happy with this one. Finally got my pictures reloaded and my post/reveal up on my blog. Can't wait to see what you end up making with your compass.

  4. Sorry it didn't work out the way you wanted. The good thing about those is that you could potentially buff off most of what you don't like and reapply. Or recoat in a solid and start over. Patina is a challenge, but once you get the hang of it, it's a lot of fun.