Copper Patina Poppysold:)
copper, surgical steal
5 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Julie’s process of copper patina earrings takes patience. Starting with texturing, then a chemical reaction to cause rapid oxidation. Depending on the chemical, a variety of natural hues emerges. She works the metal, sanding, and grinding, revealing layers of colour, texture and bright copper. With multiple re-applications, letting the patina age. Julie creates great depth in the metal, drawing the eye in. The poppy, a timeless statement, a weather worn story. A true classic.
The dark and dramatic colors instill looming intense feelings, with a water-like finish, suggesting morning dew on Flander's field. The glimmering copper of the poppy catches the sun, shining elevating and emulating the hints of honor. Let us honor every poppy as we honor every individual whose life has been touched.