Copper plated animal figures are compelling in any decor.
Wild Animals in the House: Copper Art Captures Nature
May 14, 2019

The horses are graceful, handsome creatures, captured mid-motion, and the expressive detail in particular animals (a mother and child elephant comes to mind; her gentle nudge the sign of a protective, though impatient parent) bring these statues and busts to reality.

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Spiny oyster shell is a colorful, versatile choice for fine jewelry designers.
Spotlight on Spiny Oyster Jewelry
May 1, 2019

Perhaps you’ve noticed a particular orange shade— a cheerful, saturated color which is warm, yet unfamiliar.

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Copper splash in Globe, Arizona
Making a Splash with Copper in Home Decor
April 9, 2019

A ‘copper splash’ is literally as it sounds: molten copper is ‘splashed’ onto a stainless steel table, then doused with cold water and allowed to cool.

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Smudging involves lighting the herb-- in this instance, sage-- and directing the ensuing smoke about the room.
Chase the Devil: The Healing Powers of Smudging
March 29, 2019

Smudging is a cleansing ritual that has been used for thousands of years by indigenous people in North and South America. The purifying use of herbs, added to a fire for spiritual purposes, has been practiced by all cultures. The Catholic church uses frankincense, the ancient Greeks chose myrrh and frankincense, and the Chinese preference was for mugwort.

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