Customised Hammered Copper Quote Bracelet
A beautiful solid copper bracelet that has been textured & hammered by hand. If you prefer the none hammered look then I have these also in my shop too. These bracelets look amazing stacked up with the brass & aluminium. You can opt to have words/numbers or coordinates stamped onto your piece. I use a liver of sulphur to oxidize these imprints. You may notice that some of the hammered pitting has a little patina however this will be very minimal. The oxidized stamping is a lot paler than my other pieces. Please look at the image with the text, close up.
If you choose to have text, the maximum character allowance, including spaces, is 30. Please do not go above this.
FINISH & SIZE DETAILS
- The nature of hammered metal is that it will have an uneven & pitted look. This is the beauty of the piece!
- The bracelet shown is 9 mm x 150mm. You can select bigger sizes from the dropdown. As a rule of thumb the 150 mm will fit a 16 cm - 18.5 cm wrist.
CLEANING - Although aluminium will not tarnish & just needs a buff with a clean cloth, both brass & copper will tarnish. To remedy this, a slice of lemon rubbed over followed by a rinse & buff will fix this. For more severe tarnishing using a mix of lemon juice, cornstarch & salt (mixed to a paste) & rub into the bracelet, rinse with warm water & buff
❤ What is hand stamping?
Hand stamping is a fabulous way of making an imprint onto metal. It works completely by hand where metal stamps are held & boshed with a hammer, to leave an imprint. Because hand stamping uses no machinery at all, there may be little variations in depth to the imprints. A perfectly straight line is something that hand stampers worldwide scratch their heads in wonder at. The beauty of hand stamping is the imperfect perfectness of it & the fact that you really can have whatever your heart desires stamped onto a piece that you can treasure forever ❤
❤ Why aluminium?
Aluminium is a wonderfully lightweight metal. It has the beauty of any other metal but it comes with bonus points; it is a fraction of the cost, beautifully lightweight & it is hypoallergenic so perfect if other metals make you a bit on the irritated side. Unlike silver, copper & brass; aluminium will not tarnish! Look after it as recommended & aluminium will last a lifetime.
❤ Silver, copper & brass - all of these metals will tarnish at some stage. Brass & copper quicker. You can easily remedy this by following my care instructions. All of these metals can, on occasion, turn the skin a little green where the jewellery sits. This, especially with copper & silver, is nothing to do with the jewellery but your skins tolerance to the metal. Silver does contain traces of copper.
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