Made from silver plate tray, brass wire fused with bits of silver. The thin layer of silver on the brass plate has moved, clumped, and revealed some of the underlying brass. Because the metal has a rough patina, I don’t make the pieces perfectly even, and move them around until they have a pleasing design. The brass wire is fused with bits of silver because it fills in the gaps and adds to the wabi-sabi look I want. I soak the chain in white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide to clean off the fire scale. The main pieces I usually leave the patina the torch put on, but sometimes will put them in warm vinegar and salt pickle, if I don’t like those results, back to the torch until I am satisfied with the results. As some have said, the metal informs the outcome.