A Distressing Situation

The finishing on my jewelry has been going through a “distressing” phase *crazy eyebrow wiggling”. See what I did there? ’cause it’s not bothering me, but I’ve been using paint and distressing the pieces before shallac-ing & calling them finished.

I’m blaming Joanna of “Fixer Upper” who loves to distress her tables. We binged the whole thing on Netflix. I even bought grey nailpolish like she wears. Totally rockin’ that at BlogHer16! And I found a great tutorial on Pinterest to distress wood using multiple layers of paint and the results can be fabulous!

Originally I was going with a more pure wood look for the pieces I want to give as gifts in the gift bags for my girlfriends, but I think at least one of them may get a mixed piece with one shaped wood + bead + distressed wood charm.

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rings and pendants

What’s your preference? Painted, semi-painted, distressed, or natural wood?

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