Copper overlapping bracelet with fold-formed pattern


Copper bracelet with aged copper colour patina and fold-formed lines

2 in stock (can be backordered)

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Handmade overlapping copper bracelet with fold-formed pattern and aged copper colour patina.  Sold in a black presentation box.  The cuff is about 6.6cm diameter and 5cm high, so probably about right for a medium female wrist or small male wrist.  The bracelet overlaps so there is a bit of flexibility in terms of sizing and for getting it on or off.

I make this overlapping copper bracelet starting by cutting a rectangle out of sheet copper.  I fold the copper along the long centre line and hammer the fold.  To make the copper soft (and less brittle), I heat it up to anneal it.  After annealing, I open up the fold.  I then create the other folds the same way.  Once I have the fold lines, I cut the ends so they’re not square.  After this, I shape it into a bracelet using a mandrel.  Annealing gives a nice aged copper colour, but it rubs off.  So I clean the surface with pickle and polish it.  To get back the aged colour, I treat the bracelet with liver of sulphur solution.  This gives a more stable colour.  I finish it with a little wax and sign the inside.

Every item I make is unique.  If you want a variation to this item, especially in terms of sizing, please get in touch because I can do custom orders.  Also, please get in touch if you would like more information.