I source my copper locally, usually from homeowners, plumbers, electricians or the scrap yard. The process from scrap pipe or wire to jewelry is a fun one.
For pipe, I cut the length I need and crush it in a ten ton press. That leaves me with two pieces of sheet copper. From there I can cut whatever shape my heart desires. For wire, it is mostly a matter of straightening and cleaning before I can use it.
This collection features items I make from various pieces of that scrap copper.
You Are My Sunshine Set Recycled Copper Affirmation Bracelets
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy, when skies are grey You'll never know dear, how much I love you Please don't take my sunshine away...