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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Handmade Copper Jewelry from JCUIN guild

The temperature here has started to cool off at last.  It reminds us that fall is coming soon, with those beautiful warm oranges and browns.  So I went looking for a few copper pieces from the members of the ArtFire JCUIN guild and I found some very unique pieces.  With the price of silver rising at exponential levels recently, copper is becoming a more attractive medium to many.   These pieces are all handmade, and some are one of a kind.

Peruvian Opal Turquoise Gemstone Copper Boho Bib Statement Necklace

I love the exotic look of this Peruvian Opal Necklace above by Epicetera.  In addition to the Peruvian opal triangles, it has lots of copper and little turquoise accent beads.  And the price is a steal.  By the way, Epicetera, I love the banner in your ArtFire shop!

Copper Tubes Czech Picasso Glass Earrings Handmade OOAK Long Dangly

These unusual earrings above look like they have gemstones, but they're actually Czech Picasso glass beads.  They are called Swinger Earrings, and you can find them in Catherine's shop of Shadow Dog Designs.  I hope Catherine's East coast studio has ridden out the recent storm ok.

The above necklace is called Rain On My Window, and it features a rather large copper focal piece with a wonderful turquoise colored patina.  The turquoise beads appear to perfectly match the patina on the pendant.  This necklace is from the ladies at Faye Lyn Adornments, who are neither Faye nor Lyn.  I'm wondering about that patina, and whether or not they used the used kitty litter method (lol!).

Jasper Bead Necklace and Earrings

I like the necklace above because of it's simplicity and it's soft colors.  It is called Jasper Bead Necklace, and you can find it in the Strega Jewellry shop along with a matching pair of earrings.  The artist says jasper is protective, and you will feel warm, safe, and secure when you wear this necklace.  The nice warm colors certainly convey that.

Copper Domed Earrings, Verigated Patina, Hematite Beads, Celtic

Here are some Domed Copper Earrings with hematite beads by the artists at Gaelic Forge.  These earrings have  a gorgeous patina.   I think patinas must be one of their specialties.  

Copper Heart Earrings, Niobium wires

These Copper Heart Earrings, above, are made from copper clay, and can be found in my shop, Shanghai Tai.  Another thing that's interesting about these earrings is that even though the ear wires look copper, they are actually annodized niobium.  Niobium is a relative of titanium, and is actually extremely hypoallergenic.

This is just a small sample of all the handmade copper jewelry that is available by the members of the JCUIN (Jewelry Creators Unite in Numbers) guild on ArtFire.  I hope you enjoyed it.


  1. Wonderful blog post, Roxanne! Copper is a metal I'm using more and more of lately - am having fun experimenting with it! My earrings are happy to be including in with all the other lovelies. Thank you so much!

  2. What an interesting blog post! Thank you for featuring my necklace. JCUiN ROCKS!!