The October issue of Bead Chat Magazine has a lot of info about Patina effects on metal jewelry... something that has not caught on much in India. The sparkly silver and Gold are still metals of choice when it comes to ornament..
I have had a life-long love affair with oxidized silver and gun metal jewelry . I was introduced to the latter, during an exhibition in Doha, while I was about 12 years old... and my dad bought me a gun metal necklace with a lovely heart shaped pendant !
Oxidized silver was more because any nice and sparkling silver anklets would soon turn oxidized as I wore them..and I quite liked that to the really shiny metal...
So now learning about all kinds of Patina on Bead Chat Magazine was great ... can't wait to try it out... !
This issue is a lot about Turquoise too and some amazingly fabulous creations have been featured.. I was surprised to see my own creation among those..
HERE is the link to the current Issue of the Bead Chat Magazine. I will also be embedding the magazine in the sidebar.