These unique pieces of jewelry are colored by heat, no dyes or paints are used....the colors are the natural oxides of copper.
As I heat the copper, it changes from pink to purple to blue to green and so on through the range of colors you below..I can stop at any stage and create the starburst effect through torch tip control...Finally, I give them three coats of clear lacquer to prevent further oxidation and to give them a durable gloss finish..The backs are lacquered, polished copper.
The colors on your screen are a function of your settings and may differ slightly from mine. My copies are based on the colors, on my laptop screen, of pieces photographed under bright, white light, and the apparent brightness of the physical pieces depends on the viewing light source, full sunlight being best.
The artwork is my own, and covers 40 years of doodling in many styles and media..there is more information in each item description.
Cheers, Dave More »