Copper has been used for centuries as a building material and for decoration. There are many steps that take place in the creation of handmade copper mirrors frames. They are a prefect example of rustic home decor for interior use. All mirror models can be custom made to order. Wall mirrors are used for a bathroom, foyer, hall, living room and bedroom.
The first step in the process is to create the desired shape on a sheet of copper. This can be done by hand or with the use of a marker depending on what type of design is being created. The next step is to cut out the shape with shears or a die cutter. Edges will need to be hammered down. Next, this piece needs to be annealed so that it becomes more flexible and easier to work with after it has been put through different steps throughout its creation.
The natural patina process is a chemical reaction that occurs when copper is exposed to air, water and salt. The patina process is the most important part of creating a handmade copper mirror frame. Artisans will use different techniques like hand hammered, flamed, rustic green and hand polished to create a custom finish for their product.