Saw Blade Flowers
Sprouted from the junkyard, these flowers bloomed in a metal shop. They started as humble circular-saw blades that were cut apart, welded, and then forged and hammered into shape. They then grew stems of welded chain or rod, with leaves of stainless steel. Finally, they evolved their pistils and stamens from tools, parts, and sometimes copper.
Each flower has a unique finish. Some are clean, raw steel. Others have a special chemical patina that develops unpredictably into unique patterns of color and texture. A few combine all of the above, with iridescent coating. All of them are still very sharp.