Fire + Ice

I’ve continued to refine the heat patinas I use on silver and copper. I recently read about adding ice to the quenching bath to produce vivid reds on copper, and it certainly works! One of my previous authors, Mary Hettmansperger, offered up this great tip in her book Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet, one of the many fabulous books we published at Lark Crafts while it was here in Asheville. Thanks for the inspiration Mary Hetts!