Almost anything you can do with silver you can do with copper. It’s a warmer looking metal than silver, and when it’s patinated, it’s truly delicious. And the bonus is, it’s easy to work with. It’s soft and easily manipulated, and takes texturing very well. When it’s work hardened, it’s tough and durable.
It’s best to finish handmade copper jewelry projects with some wax or lacquer, particularly if it will be worn next to the skin since some people have a reaction to copper. But you can finish your copper pieces in matte or shiny, with a number of products. These three projects on how to make copper jewelry show the versatility of copper—the sky’s the limit!
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Dive into the world of copper with these handmade copper wire jewelry, etching and hammering projects that everyone will love!
Give handmade copper jewelry a whirl! This warmer metal is sure to give a rustic, yet classic look and it’s fun to create, too! From pairing crystal with copper in a buckle bracelet, bending copper wires to wear your heart not just on your sleeve, and conjuring up ancient voices in contrasting metals of silver plus copper, brass or bronze with this Southwest Native American copper pendant, you’ll find something that matches your style! With step-by-step instructions, amazing visuals, and materials lists, you’ll learn how to make copper jewelry from experts—jewelry you can wear again and again.
It’s a Perfect Match When Crystal Meets Metal in This Buckle Bracelet!
Crystal Funk by Kate Richbourg
This buckle bracelet is a perfect pairing of crystal and metal. You can use the Crafted Findings riveting tool for the rivets in this piece, or make your own if desired. this piece is perfect as a springboard for your own designs!
These Copper Wire Hearts Make a Fanciful Chain!
My Copper Heart by Christine Terhaar
Forge This Native American-Influenced Etched Copper Pendant!
Southwest Spirit Etched Pendant by Lexi Erickson
Conjure up ancient voices in contrasting metals of silver plus copper, brass or bronze! The Southwest Native Americans produce stunning designs, whether in jewelry, pottery, weaving, basketry, or fine art. This piece was influenced by a shard of Tularosa Black on White pottery, produced by the Mogollon culture of western New Mexico from about A.D. 1100–1300. The bold black designs on a white background are elegant, symbolic and timeless. You’ll connect with the roots of this piece while also creating a beautiful copper jewelry piece to dazzle all!
You’ll Love the Versatile Look of Handmade Copper Jewelry, so Learn How to Make Copper Jewelry Today!
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