sea sediment jasper

Blue Octopus Handpainted Sea Sediment Jasper Pendant

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Last week I painted my first custom octopus pendant for a lovely client on a gorgeous blue and brown sea sediment pendant with 100% sterling silver bail.

To create the design first I traced around the outside of the pendant to get the shape and area I had to work with.  Then I drew the shape of the octopus to fit the area.  I wanted a flowing, curling design and came up with this, which has almost a Celtic traditional look:

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I transferred the outline of the octopus to the pendant and blocked in the body colour using ultramarine and cerulean blue acrylics.

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Then I started adding more details using lighter and darker shades of blue and highlights of sienna brown and white.  To finish, I added some highlights of gold paint, and once the paint had dried I gave it several coats of high gloss varnish.

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This pendant is now Sold but you can see more of my artwork on my homepage here:

http://www.annemariebroughton.com

My Etsy shop is here:

http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AMBroughtonArt

And you can follow me on Facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/AnneMarieBroughtonArt

 

 

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“Flying Fish Mermaid” Handpainted Mermaid Pendant

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This morning I just finished painting this magical Flying Fish Mermaid art pendant on a large green and brown sea sediment jasper stone, with 100% Sterling Silver bail and trim.

This piece was based on an earlier drawing design of mine “Mermaid’s Drift”.

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For the layout I printed out a very small resized version of the drawing and placed it on the pendant to decide the best position on the stone.  The design placement worked very well with the colours in the stone – it looked as though she was sitting on a ledge in the green sea.

Then I started painting the beautiful colours of wings, tail and body using acrylic paints.  It takes a few layers to build up the details.

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The finished piece is highlighted in many fine golden brushstrokes, giving it a magical sparkle!

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This handpainted mermaid pendant is now Sold.  If you would like to see more of my artwork please visit my homepage:

http://www.annemariebroughton.com

To visit my shop:

http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AMBroughtonArt

To see new painting works in progress follow me on Facebook where I post updates of each new artwork as it is being created:

http://www.facebook.com/AnneMarieBroughtonArt

 

“Deep Blue” Hand Painted Mermaid Jasper Pendant

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Introducing my newest hand painted mermaid pendant “Deep Blue”.  She is painted in non-toxic acrylics on a beautiful blue sea sediment jasper stone, with 100% sterling silver bail and trim, and sealed with high gloss lacquer.  This is the first of my new jasper pendant collection.

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The pendant length is approximately 6cm (not including length of bail), and the width is 4cm.

Her long flowing brown hair blends and flows with the colours in the jasper stone.

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UPDATE: This pendant is now sold but please visit my Etsy shop if you want to see my latest creations for sale.

My Etsy shop is here: http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/elvesfairies

My homepage is here: http://www.annemariebroughton.com