Thin Copper Cuff

Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
1 in stock

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 (if there is one) and add texture, patina 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. Share your own pictures using the hashtag #SimpleWealthArt and tag us!

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

All bracelets are formed using a six inch recycled copper bar. 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. The bar width is 1/4 of an inch.

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

We always welcome custom orders, if you would like something made to your specifications please let us know by sending us an email.


******************************************************************************

Due to the recycled nature of this copper, it may be slightly distressed looking. There may be scratches or marks in the metal. 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.

All Simple Wealth Jewelry is unsealed, which is the best way to maintain it and keep it shiny. Copper can easily be cleaned with vinegar or a polishing cloth. Depending on the PH of your skin, the copper could cause a light green mark. This is a harmless reaction that can easily be washed away. To avoid this, you can paint clear nail polish on the inside of the copper and always be sure to dry thoroughly when you get it wet. Please note: if using for healing purposes, do not seal it.

 


recycled copper thin cuff simple wealth art