The Iris Verdigris
Verdigris or ‘green of Greece’ is a dazzling form of metallic pigmentation used since the Middle Ages to give metals a bluish-green patina through a process called atmospheric oxidation. My technique involves combining sea salt and natural oxidants to achieve a unique shade.
This new version of The Iris is available in natural white, turmeric or madder root dyed horsehair. As always, materials ethically sourced from artisans of Caddo Nation.
* Please note this is a hand-patinated item so variations in tone and color are normal.
** Avoid contact with water, makeup or perfume.
+ sterling silver ear post
+ natural horsehair
+ total length is just under 2"
+ sculptural patinated brass medallion measures 1.2” in diameter
Handmade by the artist in San Francisco, CA