Rusty Flowers Escutcheon Pendant

by Joan Williams.
(Springfield, Missouri USA)


Here’s another piece in my ongoing experiment with found object jewelry.

This little escutcheon was covered with chipped, rusty paint – just the kind of stuff I love! I stamped a delicate pattern over it with Staz-On ink, which I also used to “paint” a round piece of brass filigree.


A couple of rusty flowers and a little brass butterfly with rich verdigris patina were layered over that, and I finished by hanging it on some pretty Vintaj chain.


Joan Williams
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by: Leigh

I love the design of the piece and the flower is a perfect touch.

Love it
by: Lynda

Loved reading your story behind this piece and the good news that staz-on ink worked on the metal. Never tried that before. What fun it must be to create each ‘collage’ of found bits and pieces.

by: Ana

Really beautiful and delicate.

re: comments
by: Joan

Thanks to all of you for your comments!

Lynda, it really is fun trying to make something pretty out of a piece of throwaway junk! I was glad the Staz-On worked too, it was the first time I’ve tried it. It definitely stays on too – I never did get it all out of my rubber stamp!

Awesome piece
by: Eleanor Parr-DiLeo

I just love all the different texture.

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