I Love Copper

I am falling in love with Copper. It didn’t happen right away.  I was hesitant, resistant.  But then it found it’s way under my hammer. The malleability of Copper hooked me.  Then there are the colors.  The pinkey orange when polished, black cherry/ash as it tarnishes with exposure to the elements of oxygen and skin,  bright red of a borax patina, etc. etc. etc. The results of my attempts are never exactly the same.  I can’t say I mind the surprises.  I made my favorite pair of hoops today with Copper. I’m not sure what to name them, yet. On second thought, I think I’ll name them “birthday hoops”.

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