rose gold (also known as Russian Gold) is simply a gold and copper alloy. honestly, in the old country i disliked rose gold. however, now just like many other things i used to dislike (such as glitter nails LOL), rose gold seems beautiful to me for the first time...
to make a "rose gold" cuff you will need:
silver cuff and an oval stone from JoAnn's (both Dazzling Geodes by Plaid)
Krylon Metallic spray paint in copper (JoAnn's, Walmart)
E-6000 glue (JoAnn's or any craft store)
plastic or paper cup for holding the cuff in place
optional: two small beads for decorating the stone (not pictured; i had some spare beads i could use)
i used an empty coffee can to create my work area; you can use old newspaper
spray the cuff (preferably outside and away from other objects) following directions on the spray can.
drying time is 10-15 minutes but allow about two hours before handling.
next, i glued the oval stone to the cuff using E-6000 glue.
i also, spray painted two small beads and glued them to the stone.
the silver knuckle ring (below) came from Kohl's. i loved everything about it except it was too sparkly for me. i spray painted the ring immediately wiping it with paper towel.
knuckle ring - Kohl's
same ring after spray painting
as i was working on this project, i remembered seeing similar DIY on Angelia's blog Superheros and Stilettos last year. see her beautiful Vintage Brooch Ribbon Necklace here.
very small and light Panasonic Lumix
i'm loving my new camera from amazon.com. it's Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FH20 for $134.95. the card from my old camera worked for this new one (yeah!). also, purchased Joby magnetic flexible tripod from the same place. it is very strong and can attach to the refrigerator doors, fence poles, basketball poles, garage doors etc. i first saw this tripod on ThriftyMomma's post Alien Alert!, who got the idea from Curvy Everyday, who got the idea who knows where? ;)