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Tuesday, January 19, 2021



Embossing is the art of pressing a pattern into metal and has been performed since ancient times. Patina refers to a colored coating that develops on the surface of a metal exposed to corrosion. Copper has a tendency to form a green patina due to exposure to the elements. This has been occurring for many generations. The earliest references to purposeful patination of metal goes back to Medieval times. Today patination of copper jewelry is done by oxidation with chemicals and/or fire. The copper pendant pictured above has been embossed with the sixxix machine and given a beautiful green patina.

You can find a pair of embossed and patinated earrings at GREEN SHIELD EARRINGS - Earrings (

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