Hello friends! We will be out of the studio until December 12th. All orders will be promptly shipped on December 13th. Also, you can find us at Old Town Coffee in Goleta on December 17th from 11 to 4.Free shipping on orders of $75 or more! Use code shipfree333 at checkout
This 'secret message' bracelet, designed for Unite to Light, is the perfect gift for anyone who brings light to your life. In addition to the beautiful bracelet, we'll send a solar light to someone living without electricity with each purchase.
Giving this as a gift? We include a gift card explaining the unique partnership and features of this bracelet. A twist on their Buy One, Give One ethos.
Unite to Light is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to manufacture and distribute efficient, durable, low cost solar lamps to people without access to electricity. They target those that the existing solar market does not: children, women, health clinics, midwives, and victims of natural disasters. They have distributed 120,000 lamps to people in more than 70 countries. You can learn more about Unite to Light here.
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 stamp each individual letter of the phrase and maker’s mark. 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. You can find us on Instagram @SimpleWealthArt to see the process and shop our other items.
All bracelets are stamped on 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 1/4 of an inch. ******************************************************************************
Hand stamping uses individual stamps lined up one after the other and hit with a hammer. The letters may not line up perfectly and some letters may be deeper than others. That is what makes it unique. Because of this technique your item may not look identical to the one shown, but it will be equally beautiful.
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Due to the recycled nature of this copper, it may be slightly distressed looking. There may be scratches or marks in the metal, or something may not line up perfectly. 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.