This week I felt inspired by Francesca’s Faux Buffalo Horn Nacklace and decided to try something similar: a gilded shark tooth pendant.
I have a box full of tiny shark teeth fossils and never got the chance to use them. And while I was dreaming about all these gold ones over the internet, real gold was never going to fit my budget.
But, because I already trained myself in gilding with my Gold Typography I thought I could use the same technique with this. And it worked!
2. insert an eye pin in the middle of the glue drop and let it harden; if you can’t find ready made eye pins, they are really easy to make and Fran helps me again with a video tutorial; use the same technique, but without the bead.
3. apply gold leaf adhesive on the tooth; you can cover the whole tooth, I wanted only the top part in gold; let it dry as long as it’s mentioned on the package
4. apply carefully and gently the gold leaf using a brush; the leaf will stick only on the adhesive covered area
5. use a gold leaf varnish to seal the leaf and protect it from oxidizing
You could skip the first two steps and wrap your tooth in wire and create a loop to hang, but I like it more like this.