Copper in its natural state has a bright, metallic luster with a reddish-orange color. Over time, a "patina" develops that many people find desirable. At this point, the copper coating resembles the color of an old copper-plated penny.
In most climates, it is not feasible to "coat" the copper to prevent the patina from developing. The coating may become sticky or the patina may develop under the applied coating.
A simple mixture of household vinegar and a tablespoon of table salt, followed with polishing with a polishing cloth, will clean the copper. The patina will soon return so this will be an ongoing process. Something to think about if you love copper jewelry.
Copper is such a great warm metal for fall and winter and pearl jewelry is always classic. The combination of silver and copper provide just a touch of the mixed metal look that is so versatile & popular. Put it on & go - what could be simpler than that?
Happy first day of fall!
I just added these to my website and i just love them - the perfect little gift for yourself or someone else AND the sky's the limit when it comes to word on the disks! I cut the disks myself and hand stamp them - pretty organic and maybe a little funky looking? They can also be earrings - matching or not, which can be a lot of fun. I have plans to make bracelets as well - too many ideas, not enough time. Want to see more? Go HERE:)
Laura lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and creates jewelry inspired by ancient and contemporary designs and motifs.