These bracelets are fold formed to have a concave V shape that perfectly holds your spare hair tie!
I make these bracelets from discarded pieces of plumbing pipe. I start by measuring and cutting the pipe into six inch lengths, heat them with a torch to soften the metal, and crush them with a ten ton press. That gives me six inch strips of copper sheet. I heat them with the torch because crushing hardens the metal, and heat softens it. At this point the copper sheet is dirty and the inside is full of minerals from the drinking water, so I soak them in vinegar to dissolve some of that calcium, and give them a good scrub to clean them. After drying, I measure and mark the width I want for my bracelets. After, I measure and cut the strips. I heat them with the torch. I pound the strips straight and flatten them, and put them in my vise to fold in half using my hammer. 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.
All bracelets are formed on a six inch recycled copper bar and come with a black ehair 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.
You can choose between two bar widths, 1/4 of an inch and 3/8 of an inch.
Due to the recycled nature of this copper, it may be slightly distressed looking. There may be texture or marks in the metal, or the band may not be exactly 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.
Cleaning copper is easy. If you want to remove the chocolaty patina that develops after time, check out our care instructions in the faq's.
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