To produce copper and brass handicraft with high quality is not easy. In addition to requiring special skill, craftsmanship detailed product also requires creativity, patience and diligence. Product copper and brass handicraft quality is determined by a number of important aspects of the following:
RAW MATERIALS – Raw materials such as copper and brass should be of good quality, in example; pure copper and brass. Both these metals are known to have the privilege because of its strong durability that can last for decades. Additionally, copper and brass are also anti-corrosion (rust).
SCULPTING AND ENGRAVING – Because of the metal, copper and brass has a high level of hardness. To get the sculpting and engraving quality will require a special skill and it takes patience. That’s why it will requires high level and standardized craftsmen. To finalize the skill, they are required to follow a number of training.
STAINING and/or COLORING – colors used on copper and brass are: light brown and dark, plain black, green and color combinations. To produce unique color, the copper and brass should undergo oxidation process first, by using certain chemical substances with the right dose. However, this process is guaranteed safe because of the color produced is the case of a natural process that is not harmful to health.
COATING FINISHING – At this stage copper and brass handicrafts given clear coating layer. The goal is to keep the color that does not fade fast and damage. With clear coating, copper and brass color will not change even placed both indoors and outdoors. Similarly, when the weather changes, clear coating will keep the natural color of copper and brass handicrafts. In addition, the clear coating is able to maintain the beauty of the color of copper and brass handicrafts, although it is exposed to water or detergent.
If the above four aspects are well implemented, undoubtedly crafts copper and brass handicrafts produced will have a quality that can be relied upon.