Handmade Etched Copper Pendants
Two Styles Art Deco 1 & 2
One of a Kind
This is a handmade Domed Deep Etched Copper Pendants Art Deco Styles. It amazes me with each new design that I do what can be created from a simple sheet of metal and some basic tools. The artist breathes life into a boring sheet of flat metal. It starts it’s incredible journey from a flat sheet to become this Etched Domed Copper Pendant.
This is a keepsake to be handed down. The story starts with the artist but continues on its own unique journey with you the customer. It is a very cool feeling to be part of that. Each piece is unique to itself the 1st time and the fifth time you make it. That is because there is no machine making it and no matter how hard I try its impossible to create 2 exactly alike. That is the beauty of handmade.
The Process: Etched Copper Pendants
It starts with the computer designing the pattern. Once the pattern is design it is now transfer with a laser printer to a special coated paper. The design is cut to the general shape and is transfer to the metal using a iron to heat the toner to adhere to the metal. Where there is black the metal will not be etched. After I am satisfied with the design transfer it time to etch. This is a process using a solution similar to an acid that will remove metal where there is no toner. This could take an hour or longer until I am satisfied with the depth of the etch. Once there its time to use a torch and soften the metal to where I can punch out the round shape. Then its time to dome the design. Then start the initial finishing. With etching in this design the pattern is down in the metal not sitting on top.
Why buy from me?
Quality and your Satisfaction is my goal!
Finishing these Etched Copper Pendants is just as important as creating the piece. This is where some artist get in a hurry. They have spent all their time creating and now they want to start on the next project. I have learn this it what sets my work apart from others there are no shortcuts. I do not get in a hurry at the end. I want to make sure the buyer has a smooth snag free keepsake jewelry. I use a buffing machine and I go through a 4 step of using different finishing brushes. Once I am satisfied with the finish I then let it tumble for 12 hours to help work hard and burnish the shine further. No it time to antique the piece this is where the black comes in. The whole pendant is black. Now its back to the buffing disc and very fine sandpaper to remove the black from all but the deep etch lines. Now its time to clean in acetone and then lacquer. As you can tell it is quite a process. The results when it works right is most excellent.
I seal all my etched copper pendants with a special lacquer coating used for outdoor sculpture work.
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Comes with a rubber cord.
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Thank, for taking the time to look at my handmade Deep Etched Copper Pendants “Art Deco “.