what i used for this project:
black acrylic paint
One Step Crackle by DecoArt from JoAnn's (this step is optional)
old brass paint (not pictured), also, from Joann's (it's Lumiere by Jacquard sold in a 2.25 fl. oz. jar)
E-6000 clear glue (not pictured)
flat brush, small sponge (optional), small plastic or paper cup to hold the cuff while you paint (see below)
first i painted the cuff black (let it dry), then using flat brush covered it with One Step Crackle.
initially, i wanted to stop here but the crackle was barely noticeable. so i decided to smudge small amount of brass (or bronze) paint (i had this paint left over from my shoe project). i used soft sponge but you can just use the same brush above. i liked the color i got a lot!
then i glued my pendant to the cuff using E-6000 glue. and voila! my new cuff...
maltese cross cuff from Smith & Company for $6000p.s.
if i had to do this over, i would skip One Step Crackle. as i mentioned above the crackle effect was barely noticeable. not sure what i did wrong...