Some of my favorite jewelry is made of hammered gold. My husband’s wedding band is a beautiful hammered gold! There’s just something so beautiful and simple, clean and lovely about the look of metal that’s been hammered. I particularly like it because it means that the piece has been handmade and is unique. I love all the little imperfections! I tried a few methods to recreate this look for The Digital Dozen Metal week, and finally found a simple way to do it! I love the texture of it. I suppose it’s a bit telling that so much of my inspiration for this week has been jewelry. What can I say? I love jewelry!
I started by applying two coats of Sally Hansen Golden-I. Then I used a very tiny dotting tool and layered lots of dots in similar colors. I placed my dots randomly, since I didn’t want too much a dotted pattern to emerge. I used OPI Warm & Fozzie, Nina Ultra Pro Gladiator, and more Golden-I. I did sever layers, each time partially covering the previous layers. I didn’t use any top coat for this look, since I thought the texture looked so neat. It took quite a while to dry!