BRASS PATINA NECKLACE KAN76

$125.00
Article number: P-10984
Availability: In stock (1)
Delivery time: 4-6 business days

To create truly unique jewelry, I use different acids, chemicals and even wine to achieve the many colors and patterns in my patinas. I never write any formulas down but have fun experimenting with my metals.  I use multiple coats of lacquer (both shiny and matt) to give depth and keep the patina from changing or touching your skin.

This all stems from my husband Karl, who bought me a new 22 rifle and thought shooting the metal sheets would be great fun while creating a new look. Well sure enough I became a better marksman plus I make some wonderful jewelry with my own style and touch. We have had lots of fun trying different calibers of bullets and seeing how each hole affects the metal.
It does require lots of sanding and polishing because of the rough edges made from the bullet. I’ve hunted in Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado and have the largest Mule Deer mount in the family even though our son begs to differ on that.

~Audrey Hoffman

  • Brass blue patina on rectangle and satin round disc with turquoise link chain drop pendant measures 1.50" x 1" with bail
  • Brass oxidized 3x2mm oxidized cable chain and lobster clasp measures 20.50" with extra 2" extender
  • 6x4.5mm turquoise bead

Taking care of your brass jewelry:  This piece of brass jewelry is sealed and will keep its patina that it has. You can polish the raw brass backs with the polishing cloth that we have available in Accessories.

TURQUOISE

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum, It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. Although much turquoise jewelry is sleek and modern, many US consumers are familiar with the traditional jewelry of Native American peoples such as the Pueblo, Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo. People interested in Native American arts and crafts frequently collect this stylized silver jewelry.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Turquoise improves the mental state overall by increasing all of the following positive mental characteristics: serenity, creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness wisdom all of which result in a calmer state that leads to greater self-realization.

WHERE IT’S FOUND

Turquoise is found in its natural state in places with dry climates around the world. It can be mined in the U.S., Mexico, Iran, Chile, China, and Tibet. While the characteristics of each stone are very similar, different mines produce slight variations of turquoise.

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