I fashioned this leaf after the "Big Leaf Maple". Maple trees produce some of the most spectacular colors of fall. Manipulating the color of the raw copper with torch work and chemistry makes this design really special, as doing so can really bring out the natural fall colors.
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.