This etched copper bangle bearing imagery of a double trunked tree has been heat treated to create a vibrant multicoloured patina: this will deepen over time. I have developed a technique of literally 'painting' with a flame to manipulate the shape and direction of the colours. Although there is a degree of control, each piece is unique, as the colour patina cannot be replicated exactly.
In holistic medicine, copper claims to have many health benefits: 'Copper has been used to promote health in various ways since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians used it to purify water for drinking, and cultures around the world used it as a form of medicine for such afflictions as sore throat, eye infections, and skin conditions. It was also applied to wounds to prevent infection. In the modern era, copper was discovered to have anti-microbial properties which made it well suited for its ancient uses. Copper can be used on surfaces or woven into fabrics to prevent the spread of bacteria.' (please note: I do not purport to advocate or verify these claims!)
Bangle is approximately 21cm in circumference, 1.5cm width
colour patination and etch may vary slightly
This particular tree is on the outskirts of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and I photographed it when on a walk with my partner when we first started dating: the double trunk has become symbolic for me, the sturdiness of the tree represents the strength of our relationship, the separate trunks connected at the roots reminds me of how mentally connected and tune we are with each other, yet still separate, independent and single minded we are and allow each other to be. We grow and flourish in each other's company. This is more a symbol of love and union to me than any valentine's heart!
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Anna McDade Jewellery, Illustration and Design within 5 days of receiving payment.
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