*This item is handmade, so appearances may vary in color.
Native American Indians were a deeply spiritual people and they communicated their history, thoughts, ideas and dreams from generation to generation through symbols and signs such as the Harmony symbol. Native American symbols are usually depicted by geometric portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena and animal designs. Native American symbols and totems are believed to represent the physical form of a spirit helper and guide. An important part of daily life among many traditional Native American people was the maintenance of harmony and balance. Natural harmony and balance was necessary between the people and the natural world including animals, plants and natural features and phenomena.
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.