Each piece is hand-crafted individually, etched and patinated (chemically coloured) by myself and so each work is unique.A resist is applied of the pattern to the copper,so when it is etched in acid,a bottom layer is eaten away and a top layer is left where no copper is dissolved.
The piece is then dipped into a chemical liquid that turns it entirely black, permanently.
It is sanded with sandpaper stripping the patination off the top layer revealing the copper but leaving it black on the lower surface. This finishing part of the process is slightly different each time so no two pieces are ever the same.
It is then sealed with an acrylic spray and either glued to parchment paper for the Etchings or made into Brooches or Pendants.