This is a series I started fresh out of college. Silver was outrageous in price so I began using left over scraps of sheet metal I had from when I had to make sample projects at KU. At the time I thought silver and gold were precious metals. That they were the metals customers would be wanting more. I never thought copper, brass, new gold, nickel silver, etc. were precious material. I thought they were "junk". Little did I know I could turn them into pieces of jewelry that are unique and have unexpected results. Patinas used are liver of sulfur or gun bluing. Sometimes both are added on top of each other creating a unique look as if the color deteriorated just as if the color from a car deteriorating due to being outside in the sun and weather climate for too long.