Pine Bough Pendant Etched Bi-metal in Display Shadow Box, 8" x
Pine Bough Pendant with Shadow Box
The pine bough design is photo etched on bi-metal. Etched bi-metal is made by fusing a layer of copper to a layer of silver. The artist created design is applied as a resist to the copper and then etched, thus revealing the silver.In the end the copper area is oxidized with a brown/black patina. This is done while metal is flat. The sheet is then formed using a 20 ton hydralic press to shape the metal three dimentionally, which is then soldered to a mirror form so that the final piece is reminecent of a stone in shape.
The background of the shadow box is handmade paper. The pendant can be displayed when not being worn so it can still be appreciated and not hidden away in a jewelry box.