The more I work with metals, the more intrigued I become when I witness how they perform when heated, cooled and manipulated into submission. In the beginning, I colored my copper primarily with a liver of sulfur patina that adds an antique look to each piece of jewelry. I love the look this process creates, but I wanted to explore new color possibilities.
Recently, I’ve learned to play with fire to incorporate new colors into my metal designs. You would be amazed at the lovely hues copper will produce when you heat and cool it quickly. Add a bit of flux (a type of gel glue used in soldering) and your copper turns to flames.