All month I’ve thought of myself
undressing. The heat’s too close -
secrecy as a constant tailing presence:
synthetic fibre panting its proxy
tenderness. All month I’ve waited
to undress into coolness, watch
the hot cloth unpeel, and my body
rising from it: the shells of me
accordion down, til the naked
flue shines, a new season seed.
Touched by weather
wrangled by the hours
skin’s sufficient coverage
oxidising. Fumed
from the cave.


Dutch designer Lex Pott’s ‘True Colour’ collection of vases for Danish design brand &tradition contrast oxidised and polished finishes. The seven vases in the collection are made from blue, black and pink brass; aluminium; copper; and brown and black steel. Each gives rise to the different colour combinations inherent in the chosen materials, contrasting both the colours and the textures of each metal in its oxidised and polished state. Pott has conducted extensive research into the oxidisation process. “Every metal has its own oxide colour depending on the reaction,” he said. “It took a lot of research to find the right recipes to accelerate the oxidisation, which might otherwise take decades.”

Finished brooch piece for my manufacturing techniques class!

For the backing sheet I used copper and etched the pattern on. I really love how well this etching came out! I then oxidised it to give it a weathered look and used emery paper to expose the pattern.

I then used tube rivets with spacers to rivet on a reticulated piece of silver to add depth and interest.

I really love this piece! :)


The story of the >15 year old aldehyde:
I found an ancient bottle of 4-chlorobenzaldehyde, which was kept in its broken plastic container for at least 15 years. Miraculously, an NMR of the crude material showed that beneath a layer of oxidised crust, some aldehyde had survived from atmospheric oxidation to 4-chlorobenzoic acid.

To rescue this starting material, I performed a recrystallisation using 3:1 ethanol, water. The recrystallisation was a success; and lead to a 80% recovery of >95% pure aldehyde material, which I can now use in my reactions!

The resulting off-white crystals look much better than the initial brown lumps I found

Late night fabrication - give me an H.. Silver soldering on a charcoal block.
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Today’s paint jobs! Oxidised brass is such a pretty texture :P

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HENBANE Handmade Fine & Sterling Silver Pendant by Conjure

Henbane, a plant so deadly people during the middle ages daren’t speak it’s name aloud in fear of its devilish nature. Nicknamed the ‘Witches Herb’ it was said to be used in flying ointments and shape shifting brews.

Inspired by the lore attached to this plant I created a pendant of its truly beautiful flower. Handmade with pure fine silver, featuring oxidised details.

Comes beautifully presented in Conjure branded box along with an information card.

All items shipped via recorded signed for mail/or courier.

anonymous asked:

hey! i hope you haven't gotten this question too many times and aren't too sick of it, but im super fair (like mac nc15 is much too dark) and i have a neutral/yellow undertone, my skin is dry. I've found a couple of foundations that match at first, but throughout the day they all oxidise and look horribly orange! any foundations you know of that don't oxidise? love you!! xxx

MUFE Ultra HD! They offer very fair yellow undertone shades. :)

Egyptian Pendants available for 30% off. Use the code MOVINGNZ at checkout.

Handcut sterling silver, oxidised copper, brass and amber.

Available in my online store, link in profile.

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