Silver has always been popular but lately, gold is making a come back! But there is no need to break the bank given how expensive gold is.  I love Denise Mathew's easy peasy faux gold dipped pendant video tutorial because it adds a little elegance to plain wrapped pendants.   I like how she kept the gilding only at the top of the wrapped pendants.  She said she was inspired by this tutorial.

I've actually tried gold leafing (this is the fake stuff which is a lot cheaper than real gold leaf) before but not on largish wire wrapped focals like Denise used.  While it is easy, be patient and be prepared for the for messy fingers.  Do not have fans on (duh) and try and keep the scraps contained.

The company that makes the metal leaves also makes the real kind as well as in other metal colors.

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