Friday, 1 September 2017

All geared up..!!

It's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and a chance to win a £20 
gift Voucher to spend in the That's Crafty Store. This fortnight the theme is *Rustica*

Here's my take on *Rustica* in words and pictures.

Using the small cog surfaces I painted in black Gesso,
dabbed on DecoArt textured sand and then painted
the surfaces with a mixture of the new multi surface paints,
Christmas Red, Chestnut Brown and Metallic Bronze.
Dots and dabs of Yellow, White and Teal Multi Surface Paint
adds depth to the Rusted effect.

The large circle is waste from the larger Cogs set but super handy. Painted in the same way this was glued into a 30mm Pendant bezel with 3D Gel and the small cogs glued  on top.

Bronze, Chestnut Brown and Teal multi surface paint have been paint on to Tyvek, scrunched up and cut into think triangular pieces. These have then been rolled around a wooden skewer large end first, pinned into place and gently heated with a heat tool until they fuse together. When cooled your created bead can be pulled of the skewer.

I hand wrapped a wire finding creating loops so each bead
could be fastened together to create a necklace.
A distressed slipknot cord has been attached to extend or shorten its length.

To seal the disc into the bezel I applied a layer of liquid glass and allowed it to dry for a day.
When dry I found the liquid glass too shiny so I painted over with a mixture of 
Bronze and Chestnut Multi surface paint to give it a matt effect.
Dots of teal multi surface paint made it all blend in with the cogs and gears on top.

A brad, gem stone and a dab or two of micro beads complete my 
All Geared up Pendant Necklace.

I hope you have enjoyed my take on *Rustica* 
and do hope you can join in with the Challenge over HERE
or just stop by to take a look at the inspiration the Design Team 
have created just for you this challenge.

I look forward to seeing  all your 
makes over the next fortnight.

Take Care and Stay Safe everyone.

Crafty Hugs
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty Surfaces: Small Cogs
That's Crafty Surfaces: Large Cogs
DecoArt Textured Sand Paste
That's Crafty: Black Gesso
Micro Beads
Brad & Gem stone.
Bezel 30mm, Wire & Cord


  1. Brilliant rusting, and I love the hints of verdigris. What a fabulous steampunk make!
    Alison x

  2. Totally delicious rusty creation Tracey, beautifully done :)
    Donna xx

  3. Oh,oh,oh Tracey ,this is fabulous, I totally love your necklace, -rusted to perfection, and with the most gorgeous and beautiful tyvek pearls , and everything wonderfully painted ,dear. A great idea to create jewelry from almost scratch , what a winner !! Big hug from Dorthe .xx

    1. Thank you Dorthe, the theme was a great opportunity for me to put together a few ideas I had floating around xx

  4. Like it? Oh I LOVE it! Those beads are the coolest things I've seen and the focal assemblage is just perfection! Wow! What amazing inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

    1. Thanks so much Autumn, those beads are so quick and easy to make. Happy you like them :) xx

  5. Love love love it. How fabulous this piece is Tracey. All those little cogs look fantastic and your rust is just gorgeous and those little gems look fab.
    Much love, Bev. xxx

  6. What a beautiful piece of jewellery, fabulous idea brilliantly executed
    Amanda x

    1. Thank you so much Amanda, Rustica was a great theme to be able to create a little piece of jewellery x

  7. An amazing steampunk pendant Tracey and the attention to detail is really stunning. A joy for any steampunk fan (like me!) to wear.
    Fliss xx

    1. Thanks Fliss, i'm partial to a little steampunk myself and those TC cogs are little gems to use for such projects xx

  8. Love this pendant and the amazing work in progress you show us here. Oh if only a day spent with you and your creativity, it would be wonderful..lovely.xx [aNNie]

    1. Thank you kindly Annie, so happy you like my pendant. That's the beauty of being able to blog as it enables us to share our ideas across the miles xx

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous Tracey - amazing piece! Hugs rachel x

  10. This is a fabulous piece! Love everything about it and you got me really inspired to make one myself! Thanks for sharing your talent 💕

    1. Thank you for your complimentary comments Melina, they mean so much to think you have been inspired. I do hope you try this out and share your creations xx

  11. Genius!!! This is inspired Tracey. So different and so clever xx

    1. Thank you very very much Nikki, glad you like my little make & take on Rustica xx

  12. Wow - just wow, this is amazing Tracey. I really must try these beads, I bought the Tyvek but I've not taken it out of the packet yet lol xx

    1. You really must take those sheets out of the packet Sue. I find them great to use on days when I have nothing else scheduled to make and have some Free time to play all for me!! xx

  13. Crikey Tracey!!!!.... your necklace is stunning!!!.. I would totally buy this piece.. and I never buy jewellery unless it is something totally amazing!!!. I bet you will get endless compliments when you wear this. Xx

    1. Jane that is so lovely to hear Thank you so so much, what a complement. I do wear my handmade Jewellery but tend to wear the same pieces, a lot more wire work goes into them than this one but I did really enjoy making it as it used different elements. Thank you again for you kindness xx


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