This is a true statement piece. The vibrant colors in the "firepainted" copper against the bright brass rim really pop.The faceted labradorite is bezel set in fine silver and riveted to the copper and brass. Color is protected with a top grade, permanent gloss lacquer therefore there is no care involved. Please only clean with water. No jewelry cleaner of polishing cloth. Circle shield measures 1 5/8" diameter and the cuff measures 1 1/4" in width.
What is "Painting with Fire"?
I use a torch on copper sheet in an 11 step hot and cold process to obtain vibrant colors. No chemicals or dyes are used. The copper is the canvas, while the torch and flame are the brush and paint, creating the glorious patterns and luminous hues on each hand cut shape. Each one is a surprise as I "fire-paint" until I see something magical happening. I then hand cut my designs with a jeweler's saw, shears or die cut and many times cold connect copper with other metals with handmade rivets . I pair my little fire paintings with genuine gemstones and create my own settings with fine silver as in this piece.