Thursday, June 2, 2016

How it's Made : Metal Mesh Pins

In some cases, materials are the true muse for an artist. Such is the case with our Metal Mesh Pins. These small scale metal sculptures perfectly capture the graceful wings of an insect or the delicate petals of a flower, creating beautiful, fanciful jewelry. From the little town of Oxford, Alabama, here is a glimpse of how these remarkable pieces are made. 

Primarily brass-based industrial metals are used.

The wings and petals are cut from patterns and hemmed twice to make sure the edges are smooth.

They are then soldered together with a tin solder, cleaned, and plated or oxidized in preparation for painting.

The painting is what brings the piece to life. Although they are still pretty in their raw state, the color is what makes them either realistic or unique. Each piece is airbrushed with lacquer colored with bronze powders and dyes.

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