All over the island there are bunchberry plants growing along the roadside . The veins on the back of the leaf make a nice pattern for earrings made of metal clay. I’ve made them with silver and bronze clay before, but this was the first time I attached bronze wire to the “leaf” before firing.
Bronze and copper clay leaves earrings after firing. The green patina on the bronze leaves was a happy accident.
Finished earrings, with patina and burnished vein lines. The bronze wire, fired in place turned a copper color.
The next batch of bronze leaves. Trying to turn a happy accident into a planned result: