This is a smaller pendant and would work best with 16" to about a 24" necklace design.
The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years! There are over 40 million donkeys in the world...that's about one donkey for every 175 people. That's a lot of donkeys! A male donkey or ass is called a jack, a female a Jenny. So if you ever call a person a "Jack Ass", remember that this is gender specific.
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.