Friday, October 22, 2010

Humble Elements
Re-purposed Copper Washers and Wire

The unpretentious lines of this textured copper bracelet comes from humble elements, copper wire and simple, re-purposed copper washers! The washers are all hand forged with two different textures; dimples and tiger-like stripes! I love my texture hammers! They help me achieve interesting designs in the metal, and also assist in releasing daily frustrations!

In between each washer you will find a simple figure-eight link. These are made with heavy gauge copper wire formed by hand with round nose pliers. With just a little hand forging, they become strong and with a slight texture. The swan shaped clasp also textured for strength and interest and you can close this bracelet with just one hand!

The copper elements of this bracelet are untreated so they will develop their own unique patina over time. If you prefer your copper jewelry to remain bright and shiny, soak your bracelet in a lemon juice bath for ten minutes and it will be like new again!

This textured copper washer bracelet is 7-7/8 inches in length, perfectly made for wrists 6-1/2 to 7-1/4 inches around. If needed, additional links can be added to make the bracelet longer. Please be sure to convo me if you need any adjustments to the size!

Thank you for looking!


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