Before and After Patina

As some of you may know, if you’ve read a few of my earlier posts about remaking jewelry or redesigning it somehow. I sometimes go back to jewelry designs I’d previously created and redo them.

I do this for various reasons – like when I may think I’ve evolved a bit more and learned something new.  I get bored with the original design and now find it unexciting.  It had been sitting in my shop for so long I wondered what was wrong with it.  I couldn’t think of anything new and was in a creative funk.

Well here are two more pieces I’ve redesigned slightly by adding a patina.  I actually liked the pieces themselves but “something” was missing.

The oak leaves are plain, yellowish brass

The oak leaves and clasp with patina

A copper, locket/ pendant necklace before and after the patina

I do like this one with or without the patina

Locket/Pendant with patina

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About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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2 Responses to Before and After Patina

  1. Jane says:

    Thanks for sharing your hands! Yes, indeed they tell a story and they create such beuatiful things!

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