I have wire “trees” that I have made to use as displays and several
people have told me that the color of the metal interferes with
people’s perceptions of my pieces–they get confused and think it’s
one big sculpture. Most of these people thought I should use black
wire but, since it’s the holidays, I’d love a kind of glittery white.
Since I’m up against the wall, I can’t make new displays (I still
don’t know if I’m going to have enough jewelry made by the time of
our local show!), so I want to paint the ones I have (nickel, copper,
and brass). I need something I can apply quickly and easily, that
doesn’t require priming, that won’t rub off onto ear wires, etc.
Since I started making jewelry, I have not tried to paint metal, and
I don’t have a lot of time to experiment now, but I once had an awful
experience painting a metal desk (the paint rubbed off on everything
and I finally had to throw it out) which I don’t want to replicate. I
have thought about spray paint for cars…it really needs to be
something I can spray and there’s an auto supply place in town (no
art store, but there’s a Michaels one town over)…I really did
search the archives, and I found some stuff on colored epoxy, but I
need something much quicker and dirtier than that.