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Mannequin Mania

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I have a new obsession. It involves takingĀ  paper mache mannequins like this one

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and making them look like these, using a combination of craft paint and metal reactive patina paints.

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The process is kind of messy, somewhat unpredictable and so much fun! Best of all, the result is that rusty, grungy chippy paint look that I love, and works perfectly with my jewelry style.

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Since it doesn’t look like I’m gonna be able to stop making these (it’s too much fun!) I’ve started offering some for sale. If you’re local, you can see them, and some lilruby jewelry too – at Harrison House Market in Ozark!

Sneak peek…

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The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Festival is coming up in less than a week, and I’m busy getting ready! Here are a few of the things I’ve been working on-

Brass discs with verdigris patina, dark brass beetles and czech glass.

Asian style brass coin discs with verdigris patina and czech glass beads.

Copper wing with blue patina and blue magnesite beads.