Flame painted copper

WHAT IS FLAME PAINTING

Flame painted copper

Cleaned and polished copper is flamed with a torch to produce colors on the surface of the metal. This technique is very exciting since the atmospheric conditions have a big effect on how the color comes out! The flame causes the copper to heat, which forms an oxidation on the surface of the copper. This oxidation gives off different colors depending on how hot the metal is. The various colors appear depending on the length of time the copper is heated.  It is truly handcrafting a piece of unique jewelry.

 

 

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