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 金屬染色 Metal Patination



Patina also means “the passage of time and the brightness of ages”.




Brass is a material widely used in outdoor and courtyard decorations. With proper finishing and maintenance, the brass statues can be long-lasting in condition or even get more unique. The patination of metal has long history back to ancient China. The systematic records of patination methods started from the war period that the soldiers found the changes of metal color and its hardness specially after rains. Unlike steels, the tarnish of brass/copper just stays on the metal surface, with more touches it will turn back to golden color.



Procedures of Patination

To achieve better patination effects, we have to polish the metal to remove the oxides and impurities on the surface. There’re different patination techniques: soaking, smoking, applying, etc. Our studio is equipped with ventilation set-ups to handle the volatile formulas applied via patination.




藍染手鈪是運用黃銅最後會因為汗水油脂而氧化的特性,預先將金屬進行氧化的工序,而鮮艷的藍錄色會隨著時間而磨損,取而代之的是佩戴者以年月沉澱在手鈪上的顏色。銅染由於工藝比較繁複,而且效果不如工業電鍍般可以預期及耐磨,所以不似現在講求流水作業的工業首飾,因此將工藝應用在Playback Concept的首飾產品正是突顯STUDIO JEWELLERY的特點。

The bluish green bangle is a man-made way of oxidation on the metal. Based on the nature of brass, the bluish green color would eventually tarnish according to the change of temperature and humidity by the time you wear it.

Patination is a rather complex craftsmanship, unlike the mass produced products, the application of patination is a highlight of the delicacy our STUDIO JEWELLERY.