Mokume Gane is an ancient Japanese metalsmithing technique that results in unique patterning. Joanne Hein of Silver-Lover Productions incorporates 2-3 layered metals (silver & copper, copper & brass, or silver-copper-shibuichi, which is a Japanese silver alloy) that are treated with heat and pressure, then patterned in a painstaking process of stamping, carving, filing, and rolling. The result is a one-of-a-kind design that evokes images of wood grain, stars, and other subtle designs. Joanne is offering her Mokume designs in combination with layers of patterned silver, copper, and brass. Each lapel pin, pair of earrings, pendant, or bracelet is lovingly hand-crafted into a one-of-a kind treasure.