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Organically Inspired. . .

Nature Walk Collection in Bronze & Copper

What’s The Story?

From afar, we see the entirety of the tree. But get closer and marvel at the intricate shape and the vein structure that delivers nutrients throughout the leaf. Wherever I roam, I’m drawn to these tiny details. I’m absolutely delighted when I find a fabulous leaf to add to my collection. To this end, I carry molding compound, so I’m ready to expand y selection of leaf textures.

Materials and Process

My design material is metal clay, which is pliable and works like clay, then fires to solid metal in my kiln. This material is ideal for capturing the real leaf textures that are featured in the Nature Walk Collection. Metal clay can also be sculpted and carved, techniques I use in my birdhouse pieces. After being crafted in metal clay, my designs are cast in bronze and then hand-finished in my studio. The colors in the Nature Walk Collection are dye-oxide patinas, which are well sealed to maintain the color and discourage tarnish. The chains are copper-plated brass. The earwires are niobium, a non-reactive metal that works for most sensitive ears.

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