*This item is handmade, so appearances may vary in color.
The Sacred Heart is one of the most common motifs in religious folk art created in Mexico. Predominately the Sacred Heart is a symbol of devout Catholics and to the long-suffering love and compassion of the heart of Christ towards humanity. *I added "dove wings" just under the flames to symbolize peace. Symbolizing a peaceful love towards humanity!
The locket opens to reveal a space that you can use for storing a photograph or other small items that has a special significance to you. It also makes a wonderful resin well for those of you who like doing resin work.
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.