This stacked brass, bronze and copper pendant takes advantage of three different methods of patination. The copper disc gets it's iridescent color (and crinkly pattern) from judicious application of a sharp flame. The bronze slice developed it's speckled blue pattern after being closed up in a jar with some ammonia, vinegar and salt. And the brass took the fast lane to oxidation using a special blacking solution. The mix of colors and textures makes this pendant a playful and unexpected piece!
bronze, brass, copper, sterling silver jump rings and chain
The secret sterling silver, bronze and brass don't want you to know is that they all contain copper! Sterling has only a little copper in it, to make it tougher than it would be alone. Bronze is nearly all copper, with just 12% tin added in. And brass, with it's yellow shininess, is roughly 30% zinc and the rest is - you guessed it - copper! Alloys are the best!