Height-40mm ~ Width-74mm ~ Material-Mixed Metal with Copper & Brass
*This item is handmade, so appearances may vary.
There's a look of either excessive surprise from this kitty, sort of "wow, I made it to Heaven, any other cats up here?". Or, she could be in the angel choir. I've had both kinds of character in my pet kitties. There was "Nadia" who knocked over every Christmas tree that I ever put up, and then there was "Saba" who literally hugged me every time I carried her in my arms.
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.love