Unusual Handmade Hammered, Textured & Oxidized Copper Cuff

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Unusual Handmade Hammered, Textured & Oxidized Copper Cuff

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This slip-on cuff looks very graceful on, because it doesn't disrupt the visual line from arm to hand. It's also practical, as there are no open ends to catch on things from the bottom or "business side" of your wrist - also the curled loop is on the side toward your body, so it's not going to catch on anything either (or painfully impact against hard surfaces around you). The flat section floating atop your hand lays there lightly and, because the rest of the bracelet is on a single plane, will swivel on that plane to tilt up and fall back down, together with your hand, as you pursue your activities. It's been annealed several times in the working, so the metal isn't fatigued, and is tempered and work-hardened with grit-graduated sequences of overall polishing before and again after oxidizing in a traditional sulfur bath.

That patina is there to stay, and won't be sullied with fingerprints because it's been well-rubbed, after polishing to a high gleam, with the very fine British-made Renaissance brand microcrystalline wax - the stuff they use in museums. I prefer this sequence of treatments over the sealants many use to prevent tarnish, as there is nothing like a gradually aged natural patina that has taken on body oils and your personal chemistry, along with whatever is in the atmosphere where you live, work and play. It's an evolving look of realness, and always absolutely lovely. Sealants, on the other hand, wear unevenly so when they do finally allow a natural patina to occur it's always disrupted by the pattern of the sealant's wear and not that of the metal's own response to its environment. If you love copper as I do, you'll want it treated as lovingly as I've treated this very unique, one-of-a-kind handwrought cuff.

Materials Used

Copper

More Info

This comes gift-wrapped in a brown kraft box bearing my brand label, with cotton box filler and designer tissue imprinted with pen-and-ink dragonfly images, and black raffia-style glossy ribbon. The ribbon will be loosely tied, so that you may inspect your purchase before presenting as a gift.

One-of-a-kind; this piece was handmade by me in my home studio, here in the Yolla Bolly Wilderness area, in the east-facing foothills of the Mendocino mountains in northern California.

I take deep pride in my work; each piece is infused with its own personality by the time I've finished it, even if it bears some similarity to another I've made earlier. Because these creations have life for me, I will gladly repair anything untoward that may happen to it in the normal course of wearing. Just email me at mineralandmetal@rtr.net, and let me know of any problems which I'd be most eager to fix. I want you to enjoy your wearable art I've made, and to gift it with pride.

All required sales taxes are paid by me, they are included in the purchase price; the price you see, plus applicable shipping, is all that you'll pay. And if you leave a comment when purchasing, there'll be a 5% discount waiting for you at checkout.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Handmade Wrought Copper

Size: Fits 6-1/2" wrist

Color: Copper

Style: Hammered

Color: Copper

Finish: Natural Patina

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Shipping

United States
First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $2.00

Canada
First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $2.00

Mexico
First Item: $10.00
Additional Items: $5.00

All Other Countries
First Item: $12.00
Additional Items: $6.00

Policies

All items will be shipped priority USPS insured with tracker numbers, and will be gift-wrapped - boxed with my brand label, cotton filler pad and designer-imprinted tissue, with glossy black raffia ribbon, loosely tied so you can inspect your purchase before gifting.

I want you to be proud of your purchase; if anything about it is not as expected, just contact me and we'll find a solution.

If you live outside the United States, I'd still love to have your business! Contact me, through the link at lower right of this page, and we can determine how best to ship your purchase.

Reviews

ClovenFiberWear on Dec 24, 2012
5 stars

Awesome I loved working with you on my special order thanks so much! Awesome products and great delivery service! ~*~

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