I make these bracelets from discarded pieces of flexible natural gas tubing. I measure and cut the pipe into six and a half inch lengths, heat with a torch to soften the metal, cut it open and gently pound it flat so as not to crush the folds. At this point the copper sheet is dirty, so I soak it in vinegar and give a good scrub to clean. After drying, I measure and mark the width I want for my bracelets and cut the strips. Then I put on my mask and gloves and file the sharp edges and do a nice polish all over with my bench grinder. Lastly, I form them into cuffs and put them in the tumbler to work harden.
These cuffs are formed from a six and a half inch sheet and are formed to include a 1/2 to 1" gap, so they will be approximately 7 to 7 1/2" in diameter and can be adjusted somewhat to be bigger or smaller. The bar width is one inch.
Due to the recycled nature of this copper, it may be slightly distressed looking. There may be scratches or marks in the metal, or the band may not be totally straight. These imperfections are not to be seen as defects, but unique qualities of using recycled or reclaimed metals. I try my best to keep these imperfections to a minimum.
This item comes in a Kraft gift box for safe shipping or thoughtful gift giving.
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