This rustic copper necklace is made with 10 gauge copper wire. I was trying to get a particular spiral shape that I had in mind but it turned out into this abstract looking shape because the wire was to hard for me to manipulate in certain ways. It became more of a unisex necklace!
After annealing the pendant to red hot several times in between hammerings I was able to get it this flat and this texture. I pickled the pendant in vinegar and salt solution to partially remove the fire scaling and then oxidized it. I left the fire scaling on the back of the pendant which looks like enamel! The pendant was then polished, hole punched and sealed only the front of the pendant. It hangs on a beautiful copper chain with lobster claw clasp.
Copper has many healing properties and thus, I didn't seal the back of the pendant, the part that will touch the skin. Copper is known to aid in circulation and eases stiff joints and arthritis.
The pendant excluding the copper jumpring is approximately 1.25" (3.15 cm)
Total length of the necklace is approximately 20" (50.8 cm)
Welcome to Lord and Poppy Copper Jewelry specializing in truly handmade using pure copper wire and semi precious gems. I also like to use many mixed metals and media in my creations. Every piece is lovingly hand formed, hammered, textured, oxidized, hand polished, and hand stamped for you.
These one-of-a-kind pieces will make a perfect gift for any occasion.
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