made another pendant, same technique as the leaf pendant, started with the raised wire details and then moved onto the sheet backing. this time I made sure to anneal the frame after soldering and flattened it under a bench block on my anvil so it had more surface area for the solder to bod the two pieces together. I plan to do it this way from now on. after embossing I used a plastic mallet to dome the whole piece. for the patina I used the slate black patina from sculpt nouveau, it doesn't make as 'black' of a patina as liver of sulfur on copper and instead makes more of a deep brown 'rust'.