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Pressed Metal Pendants

Patterned metal surfaces fascinate me. They speak to the ancient metal working technique called Chasing. Chasing is the selective pushing of thin sheet metal backed with tree pitch down from the surface to create pattern repose, a companion technique which involves pushing metal from the back-side or inside of hollow forms in the opposite direction. Small steel tools are used to move the metal. These techniques remain in use today but are labor intensive and therefore expensive. My husband, Peter, has introduced me to an efficient, cost-effective technique for the creation of low relief patterning in thin sheet metal, producing beautiful results similar to chasing.

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