You may notice that some of my products are noted to have a "patina finish" in the description.  "The word "Patina" comes from the Latin for "shallow dish". Figuratively, patina can refer to any fading, darkening or other signs of age, which are felt to be natural or unavoidable (or both).  A fine example of this result is when an old classic car that has been sitting out in the elements for many years, shows signs of Patination.  Fortunately, chemicals allow us to speed up the process.

The chemical process by which a patina forms or is deliberately induced is called patination, and a work of art coated by a patina is said to be patinated

I use patination on some of my metals used to create my jewellery.  The results vary depending on the metal used.  For example, copper usually turns a brilliant blue with a blend of rusty copper tones and verdigras greens while aluminum has a muted, less colourful result.  I love this process, as the result is never exactly the same....making it an exciting project and a beautiful hand-crafted creation!


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