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Monday, November 3, 2008

Verdigris Patinas

I am attracted to all kinds of patinas and old, worn and torn objects in general. I love the effects time and erosion have on things: textures and crusty surfaces. Lately I've been experimenting with verdigris patinas. This turquoise patina has a color that I especially like. The issue about patinas is that they are unpredictable (which I believe is part of the charm). I guess weather, temperature, and humidity play a part on the end result, which may vary, but is always beautiful.


  1. your jewelry is so beautiful! i feel inspired to try some patinas on my own metalwork.
    also, i tagged you... :)
    you can find out more on my blog if you want to join in.

  2. Thanks Danielle for tagging me, and sorry I took so long to play along. It was fun!



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