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#3 Porthole Pendant - Capitol Copper
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Was: $120.00
This copper necklace is a great memento of the original green roof at the Kansas State Capitol. When the copper roof was replaced in 2013, the copper was made available to the Kansas Historical Society and Kansas Historical Foundation for use in products to be sold in the Capitol Store.

2 inches

Delicate Hammer Studio

Louise Carroll of Delicate Hammer StudioLouise Carroll earned a degree from the University of Kansas in metalsmithing and jewelry design. She exhibits her work throughout the Midwest at shows and in galleries.

She is excited to participate in the Kansas State Capitol copper project. She turned to the Kansas Museum of History for inspiration, then to the state's landscape with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. She uses prisma-color pencils and a layering technique to make colorful backgrounds for the Flint Hills, prairie fields, and farm scenes. Her other work is inspired by textiles and she adapted some of those designs to the copper projects. She makes the delicate lace with a roller printed onto copper. She is pleased by the strength of the lace against the green patinated copper. Toward the end of the process the lace crumbles but maintains a permanence in the metal. Each element is carefully chosen and assembled with cold connections to keep the patina of the original. No two pieces are the same. They are all heat treated and protected with a wax product to keep colors vibrant with no maintenance.

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