うち uchi

 

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This Japanese inspired pendant is made with flame painted copper, fine and sterling silver and a dark carnelian cabochon.

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Flame Painted Copper

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I am completely enamoured with the wonderful spectrum of colours you can produce with a simple flame and a piece of copper. When heated the surface of the copper oxidises and depending on the temperature reached and the length of time it is heated, the oxidation on the surface changes from copper to golden yellow, orange, red, violet, blue, green and finally grey / black. It’s such a captivating process, like watching a drop of oil creeping across the surface of water. I will be making a lot more pieces in this style!