*This item is handmade, so appearances may vary in color.
I modeled this little chubby cat after my beloved cat “Saba”. She was an outdoor cat. Friendly, happy-go-lucky…and well fed, too many treats! I had to go door to door with Saba and let my neighbors know that she was on reduction diet. And yes, she will try and try again to get you to give her treats, but the girl is getting too big to fit through her cat door. My neighbors complied, 👍🏻😻👍🏻.
My process for making the copper components. We’ve manipulated the color of the copper using genuine top shelf copper and changing the colors using both heat and chemistry. Read on!:
Original Artwork by Patricia Healey ~ Each gorgeous genuine copper bead and pendant is handmade from sheet metal. First we cut the shapes out, then put form to metal using the technique of “Repousse”, (beating the crap out of the metal from the reverse side giving it form). We use a bronze solder which you can sometimes see as bits of gold peeking through the solder seams. To get the rich colors we use our top secret patination formula and then fire it up with a torch. Finally, the color is sealed in with a metal lacquer.