These bracelets features beautiful Arkansas quartz points wrapped with copper wire, sitting on a solid copper cuff.
We make these bracelets from discarded pieces of plumbing pipe. To begin, we measure and cut the pipes into six-inch lengths and crush them with a ten-ton press. That process makes two six-inch strips of copper sheet. We heat them with a torch because getting crushed hardens the metal, and it needs to be soft to work it. At this point the copper sheet is dirty and the inside is full of minerals from the drinking water, so a good soak in vinegar is needed to dissolve some of that calcium. After they dry, we measure and mark the width for bracelets and cut the strips. Next, soften the metal with the torch. We pound the strips straight and flatten them, solder a copper wire in the middle to hold a crystal, and stamp our maker’s mark. Then, put on mask and gloves and file the sharp edges and do a nice polish all over, and wrap our crystal on with the wire we added earlier. Lastly, we form them into cuffs and put them in the tumbler to work harden.
This item comes in a Kraft gift box for safe shipping or thoughtful gift giving.
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All bracelets are made using a six inch recycled copper bar. The cuffs are formed to include a 1/2 to 1" gap, so they will be approximately 6 1/2 to 7" in diameter and can be adjusted somewhat to be bigger or smaller. The bar width is approximately 1/4 of an 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. We try our best to keep these imperfections to a minimum.