As a child, I remember feeling sorry for the poor animals trapped in stone. I would wonder what their lives were like. I know this creature would have never guessed that it would be used in art a million years later.
The beads in the coiled top of the bookmark are natural copper and faceted beige glass beads. My favorite part of this bookmark is the woven brass and copper combination. I oxidized the copper to an exquisite patina, adding depth and contrast of color in the metal. I then tumbled the bookmark with Steele shot; this strengthens the piece and adds a high gloss to the copper.
Original design handmade with love and dedication by Amanda’s Treasures.