WHAT IS NATURAL PATINA? Copper takes on patina beautifully in the nature when it is exposed to the elements of rain and moisture. This natural process can be accelerated by using all natural “exposing” methods, with the help of household ingredients, usually vinegar/ammonia and salt. This process can take anywhere from a couple of days […]
Verdigris Moon Pendant, with unique natural patina. Handcrafted from pure copper, several patina creation methods used on this piece. It has a rustic surface texture that adds to the uniqueness. Great for Verdigris jewelry lovers. Handcrafted from pure copper sheet, formed and shaped using hand tools. Coated with the highest grade jewelry clear coat on both sides to preserve the patina.
Antique copper plated brass chain.
Handcrafted in USA
BlueFinnStudio (basketofblue.com) jewelry products are handmade in a small Artisan Studio in the United States. The source materials are carefully chosen for quality and purity. We use pure metals, such as copper, brass and silver. Authentic methods for jewelry making are used such as naturally created patina, traditional torch firing and copper flaming. We believe […]
The question of ear wires commonly comes up in my craft shows or online. There is a lot of information out there and some of it not accurate – you have many options when it comes to choosing ear wire material. And, surprisingly many of them will work for most people, contradictory to many articles […]
Cutting your own copper shapes can be easier than you think. For higher gauges (meaning thinner copper) you can easily do it with standard hardware store metal snips. They look like big scissors and work the same way. For thicker copper sheet you would want to use a jewelry saw, it’s a bit slower, but […]
Copper is an essential mineral found in plant life and in the human body and it is also a metal alloy with a reddish-orange color. The use of copper dates back over 10,000 years. Pure copper is very soft and malleable and is combined with other metals, such as brass and bronze, for use in […]
Make an easy copper ginkgo leaf pendant that has a bit of rustic handmade quality! All you need to know is some basic jewelry making skills (like using pliers and a hammer). Supplies: copper sheet, 24 gauge (or, you can buy the plain copper ginkgo leaf from my shop) copper wire, 22 or 20 and […]