The Black-Eyed Susan Doorbell Ringer was designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan as well as an avid gardener. He enjoys picking Black-Eyed Susan's and other wild flowers and arranging them in his home. Michael feels the delicate and beautiful Black-Eyed Susan makes a particularly graceful adornment for your home. The Black-Eyed Susan Doorbell Ringer is cast in solid brass and bronze, which gives it its multicolored appearance. It was hand-crafted using the age old art of foundry casting. During the process molten brass and bronze is heated to over 2000°F then carefully poured into a handmade sand mold. This mold is used only once, giving your Doorbell Ringer its individual character. The flower's petals are polished brass with a patinated bronze center. Your Black-Eyed Susan was hand polished and coated with a protective lacquer.