Monday, August 19, 2013

How To Make A Jewelry and Trinket Stand with a Faux Patina

Hey guys! Remember last week's tutorial on a jewelry organizer? 
I said I had a few more..
I couldn't just leave my bracelets laying around, so I made a quick bracelet and trinket stand.
So, today I'm going to show you how to build ones of these, and also do a Faux Patina. 

Patina forms naturally on copper and and bronze. This is why the Statue Of Liberty is that sea foam green color. It's not meant to look like that. This is what happen when copper and bronze get old and weathered. I thought it would be cool to do a fake patina on my new jewelry stand to get the metals to match and to make the entire stand match the hanging organizer I made.

You will need: 

a short candle stick with a flat top
a taller candlestick with a decorative top
or a vintage button for the top
a pretty plate for the middle

 I WAS going to stencil the plate to match, but I changed my mind. 
That's why the stencil is in the picture. 

First for the patina:
Easy stuff.
All you do is paint the metal with a sea foam green, let it dry a bit
 and then pat it with a paper towel a bit. 

Next glue the plate onto the shorter candle stick. 
 Then clue the taller candle stick to the plate. 
I also put a matching vintage button on the top there. 

And there you go! 
Real real easy stuff guys. 

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  1. I love it! I need to figure out a better way to store my bracelets than I have now. I've got all my bangles on a katana. This might work!

  2. that is adorable!!! thanks for sharing!

  3. Here are some ideas for you all under 10 bucks!! But this stand is adorable!


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