These bracelets are fold formed to have a concave V shape that perfectly holds your spare hair tie!
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, and measure and mark a line for the fold, and add a maker’s mark. After that, the copper strip goes in the vise and using the line as a guide, hit it with the mallet to fold it into a V shape. Then, put on mask and gloves and file the sharp edges and do a nice polish all over. Lastly, we form them into cuffs and put them in the tumbler to work harden.
All bracelets are formed on a six inch recycled copper bar and come with a black hair band. The cuffs are made 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.
Due to the recycled nature of this copper, it may be slightly distressed looking. There may be texture or marks in the metal. 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.
This item comes in a Kraft gift box for safe shipping or thoughtful gift giving.
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