Copper burns with a green flame. I know this because my dad's friend Ted Lazare melted his glasses proving this point in the Mansfield Tavern 50 years ago (he was using the frames to hold the penny in the flame - evidently forgetting another copper trait - it's an excellent conductor of heat!)
This is important because malachite contains a lot of copper and that leads to its beautiful green colour. It is so beautiful that it is used as a gem stone and to produce awesome pieces of art.
|Malachite vase in Hermitage museum, Petersburg, Russia|
I have to admit I am quite partial to the colour green so I challenged myself to find a way to express this gorgeous stone in yarn.
Malachite Trio on Pumice base
What do you think? Did I do it?