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...
Copper Zig Zag
I use recycled copper wire to make a cool zig zag. Then I use a smaller gauge wire to wrap on my natural gemstone beads.The ear wires were handmade by...
These gorgeous earring feature a cascade of small natural gemstone beads descending along a simple copper bar with a flared end. I used recycled copper wire to wrap gemstone beads...
Gemstone Arch Earrings *More Gemstones*
These earrings were made using copper and sterling silver wire and each pair features two beautiful natural gemstone beads inside a simple arch. Including the Sterling Silver ear wire they...
Small Gemstone Arches
These earrings were made using copper and sterling silver wire and each pair features two beautiful natural gemstone beads inside a simple arch shape. Including the Sterling Silver ear wire...