This listing is for one copper cuff, in the style shown, size of your choosing.
These are made to order, but I have one in this style (wide) currently available for instant dispatch, suitable for a small wrist.
I hammered this cuff before forming, to create a bark effect, and then soldered on a fine silver, flattened piece of wire to one end. This has been hammered at right angles to the copper texture for added interest. Because this is fine silver, it will take longer to oxidise than sterling, which will provide greater contrast.
Other sizes will be made to order, please allow me up to a week to make it in your size
I make cuffs in Wide (26-30mm x 1mm), Medium (10-15mm x 1mm), Narrow (5-8mm x 1mm) and Thick (3.5 x 1.8mm)
Please see my notes below about wrist sizing. If you would like one of these to be made in a close fit, please measure your wrist circumference, snugly and note it. If you have an existing cuff that fits you perfectly, then measure the diameter, and also the gap. Tell me these sizes if you have them when placing your order.
Copper will change colour as it ages, and, will quite probably leave a green mark on your skin when you remove it. This usually washes off easily, but if you are choosing this for it's traditional purpose of assisting with /alleviating the symproms of arthritis, you need the copper to be against your skin. (Please see the additional information section regarding this.
I've given this particular piece a colur on the outside, which I have sealed, to provide a level of protection. (I use liver of sulphur for this, neutralising and sealing it with sodium bicarbonate - aka baking soda- and Renaissance Wax, Please see the Additional Info section)
Small tends to be about 6-6.5 inches (15-16.5cm), medium 6.5-7.5 inches (16.5-19cm), large 7.5-8.5 inches (19-21.5cm).
All my silver is now bought as certified recycled eco-silver, made from 100% scrap / recycled silver which has been fully refined to ensure it is of the same quality as traditional sterling, but of course without the environmental impact of mining it. This is not the case with the copper as i have yet to find a source.
Beaten Copper Cuff - Silver Birch
Sterling Silver will eventually oxidise or tarnish. It's a natural process that can be slowed down by regular wear and by keeping unworn items away from the atmosphere. If you leave your jewellery out on display, this oxidisation will be faster. You can polish up your items, with a soft cloth, some silver polish, or a buffing cloth such as Town Talk, which is readily available from any high street jewellers in the UK
Fine silver is 99.9% silver, and because of this the tarnish rate is much, much slower. Again, a buff should do the job for polishing it back up. If I have patinated your silver already, be gentle when buffing!
Each piece should stand up to regular wear, but , as with all jewellery, please remove it before washing, using chemicals or applying perfume etc
Apply body lotion and perfume a few minutes before putting on your jewellery to help slow down tarnish
The sterling silver used in these items was sold to me by my bullion dealer ass certified recycled.
he gemstones I use have been sold to me by reputable dealers as untreated (unless stated specifically in the listing). They are a natural, organic creation from the earth and each one will be slightly different. You can see examples of this on my Facebook page.
I select the stones that I think go together best for each project, hence my comments that each item is individual.