Slow down. Calm down. Recycled Copper Affirmation Bracelet

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This bracelet is stamped with the phrase
'slow down. calm down.
don't worry. don't hurry.
trust the process.'

It is made from old copper plumbing pipe.

The phrase was coined by Alexandra Stoddard. It is a very good reminder to just relax and trust the process.

The journey from old pipe to jewelry is a fun and labor intensive process.

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. Then, put on mask and gloves and file the sharp edges and do a nice polish all over and put them in the tumbler to work harden. When it was finished in the tumbler, we attached the chain and handmade clasp.

The copper bar itself measures approximately 2 and 1/2 inches by 3/4 inches. the finished length of the bracelet is 7 inches. The length can be adjusted to your specifications.

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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.

Questions about cleaning or allergies? We probably ave you covered with the FAQ page.

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This item comes in a Kraft gift box for safe shipping or thoughtful gift giving.

Please treat jewelry with care. Keep them in a safe place when not wearing, so they don't get knotted or kinked. Don't wear while swimming, showering or during strenuous exercise.

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slow down. calm down. don't worry. don't hurry. trust the process recycled copper affirmation cuff upcycled bracelet
slow down. calm down. don't worry. don't hurry. trust the process recycled copper affirmation cuff upcycled bracelet
slow down. calm down. don't worry. don't hurry. trust the process recycled copper affirmation cuff upcycled bracelet
slow down. calm down. don't worry. don't hurry. trust the process recycled copper affirmation cuff upcycled bracelet
slow down. calm down. don't worry. don't hurry. trust the process recycled copper affirmation cuff upcycled bracelet
slow down. calm down. don't worry. don't hurry. trust the process recycled copper affirmation cuff upcycled bracelet