ACuriousElixir

Hand embossed metal art

Melbourne, Australia
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Announcement    A Curious Elixir : an alchemical transformation of pewter into unique artworks : embossed from sheet metal : textured, patinated, aged and polished.

I sometimes take works from my shop and put them into gallery shows or retail stores, so if you've seen a piece here that's no longer listed, please send me a convo and I can let you know if it's still available and where it's for sale.

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Last updated on Mar 26, 2022

A Curious Elixir : an alchemical transformation of pewter into unique artworks : embossed from sheet metal : textured, patinated, aged and polished.

I sometimes take works from my shop and put them into gallery shows or retail stores, so if you've seen a piece here that's no longer listed, please send me a convo and I can let you know if it's still available and where it's for sale.

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About ACuriousElixir

Sales 87
On Etsy since 2014

A Curious Elixir : an alchemical transformation of pewter into unique artworks

My Technique:
Using a metal tooling technique known as repoussé, I emboss each piece by hand in my studio. After pressing the design into the pewter sheet, the surface is etched, bumped, scratched, marked, doused with a dark patinating solution and then polished back to give it a tarnished, aged look, leaving the metal surface stained with tones of blacks, browns, blues, golds and silvers – because this process is unpredictable, every piece is completely unique. The piece is then finished with gems, glass paint, enamels, iridescent pigments and sometimes patterned origami papers or vintage engraving imagery. Each wall piece is sealed with crystalline wax to protect the surface and framed up ready to hang/stand. Each pendant is sealed into its backing with layers of crystal clear resin.
I sometimes reuse designs though I never use a stamp or machine embosser to create my artworks – every piece of metal art in this shop is handmade and one of a kind.

My Materials:
Pewter is my favourite metal to work with due to its softness and malleability, it is a bright silver with tints of gold warmth to its surface, and you can work into it to create delicately raised three-dimensional shapes, use patina solutions, stains or wax to age the design, or cut it away to reveal patterned or textured backgrounds. The glass paints I use are thick and translucent and reflect the light like an intense glaze, reminiscent of stained glass windows or cloisonné enamel. I use a variety of different gems, crystals and microbeads and bed them in with antiquing wax. Some works feature vintage illustrations or patterned origami papers as collage elements.

You can find my metal work on the web here: acuriouselixir.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/acuriouselixir

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  • Kaitlin Beckett

    Owner, Creator

    I am a Melbourne-based full time artist, specialising in metalworking and painting. Using a metal tooling technique known as repoussé, I emboss each piece by hand in my studio. acuriouselixir.com Instagram: @acuriouselixir

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to A Curious Elixir, if you have any questions, please contact me before buying. You're most welcome to enquire about custom orders.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your item or it has somehow been damaged during shipping, please get in touch before leaving feedback and I'll do my best to sort things out.
Payment
After the full payment has been received, I ship within 3-5 working days.
Shipping
All wall/freestanding art pieces are wrapped in tissue paper, then bubblewrap, then boxed securely before shipping. All jewellery pieces are enclosed in a velvet bag, wrapped in tissue paper then bubblewrap, then boxed or tubed securely before shipping. I reuse cardboard packaging wherever possible to cut down on paper waste.

Individual listings contain information about how the piece will be shipped to you. I do ship worldwide wherever possible though I have not included shipping costs for all countries. If a shipping cost for your country is not listed, please contact me and I will give you a quote. Should an item's tracking information describe it as 'delivered' though it has not reached you, you will need to contact your local post office. I'm not able to safeguard against postal delays, please get in touch if you need it shipped express.
Please note, the buyer is responsible for any and all duty/custom fees that may be incurred after I have posted the item. I'm not able to mark items as gifts on the customs form.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders: I am happy to create a custom order by adapting an existing design or creating something new for you. Please note that custom orders can take 2-4 weeks to complete (not including shipping times), depending on the complexity of the design and availability of materials.

Wall/freestanding art aftercare: My pieces have been sealed to protect the surface, though as with all artworks, they should be handled with care. The surface may become scratched or otherwise damaged should the work be roughly handled or dropped, therefore they are not meant as children's toys, and should not be placed outdoors. Over time, dust may settle on the surface, so to clean the piece you can wipe over it gently with a soft cloth, ideally a metal or camera lens polishing cloth or even a soft old t-shirt (nothing scratchy). Please do not use any cleaning or metal polishing solutions on the surface as you will damage the finish.