*This item is handmade, so appearances may vary in color. Note that I've soldered the bale onto the Oak Leaf a teeny bit skewed. This gives the leaf the feeling of "movement".
The Oak Tree is a symbol of strength, morale, resistance and knowledge. Depending on the genus, they can grow between 14 to 48 inches a year! I soldered the bale on the back of the leaf with a slight tilt to it so that it hangs at a slight angle on your neckace design.
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.