CopperAmazon

Copper Amazon

Kalamazoo, Michigan · 460 Sales

CopperAmazon

Copper Amazon

Kalamazoo, Michigan 460 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(132)

Announcement   "Earthy. Eclectic. Elegant." Copper and Amazonite are my primary focus elements. An emphasis on Nature motifs and timeless designs, using natural semiprecious gemstones.

Vintage or modern Czech glass, shells and random shiny bits also find their way into my creations. Amethyst, Lapis, Jaspers... plus the multi-color mix of Amazonite with Tourmaline and Quartz.

See a list of my LOCAL Michigan "in person" shows:
https://www.etsy.com/local/shop/CopperAmazon

I love to upcycle vintage metal pieces. Making something NEW out of old copper or other metals is important to me. Reuse. Repurpose.
Thanks for taking the time to browse my shop. Patrice - the Copper Amazon

Find my full gallery of designs on FaceBook. Hyperlink available in the "about section." Scroll down below my listings.

Custom orders and changes in length, style or sizes will always be considered. I am open to suggestions and special requests.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 20, 2017

"Earthy. Eclectic. Elegant." Copper and Amazonite are my primary focus elements. An emphasis on Nature motifs and timeless designs, using natural semiprecious gemstones.

Vintage or modern Czech glass, shells and random shiny bits also find their way into my creations. Amethyst, Lapis, Jaspers... plus the multi-color mix of Amazonite with Tourmaline and Quartz.

See a list of my LOCAL Michigan "in person" shows:
https://www.etsy.com/local/shop/CopperAmazon

I love to upcycle vintage metal pieces. Making something NEW out of old copper or other metals is important to me. Reuse. Repurpose.
Thanks for taking the time to browse my shop. Patrice - the Copper Amazon

Find my full gallery of designs on FaceBook. Hyperlink available in the "about section." Scroll down below my listings.

Custom orders and changes in length, style or sizes will always be considered. I am open to suggestions and special requests.

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(132)
vvingedshadovv

vvingedshadovv on Jun 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Mother's day gift, my fiance's mother absolutely loved this gift, she loved the colors and the design. Wonderful design and communicative seller. Absolutely wonderful!

Lisa Quinones

Lisa Quinones on May 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This item was as beautiful as I had hoped. The chain was a little newer looking than I had thought but hope it will age a bit with time. I was searching for a graduation gift (last minute) and had some email communications with the artist ahead of time. She created the necklace and got it shipped to me that very same day and I received it with days to spare. I really appreciated that service!! I would definitely order from her again!

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About

Earthy. Eclectic. Elegant.

Copper Amazon Jewelry Design began in November of 2012 as an unexpected "muse-driven" midlife creative burst -- an artisan level "adventure" for a woman wordsmith who had never before worked with her hands. I'm a former broadcast journalist, radio news anchor, 1970s rock-n-roll DJ, an itinerant storyteller and continue to be a published professional writer. My jewelry designs primarily feature Copper, Amazonite and other semiprecious gemstones. Assemblage, hand hammering and reusing old copper are an integral part of my evolving creative process, including upcycling vintage copper jewelry findings into new creations. I place particular emphasis on Nature motifs and timeless designs.

My work is showcased at SW Michigan artisan shows, on my Facebook Gallery page, and here on Etsy. I'm a native Michigander, growing up in the heart of Iron and Copper country in the Upper Peninsula, now based in Kalamazoo. Thanks for visiting my shop!

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  • Patrice

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Recycler

    Earthy. Eclectic. Elegant. I'm a professional writer, a storyteller... an Amazon "word warrior." My creative Muses have prompted me to work with my hands. Enjoy browsing how Copper, Amazonite and other gemstones combine with nature-inspired motifs.

Local

Find CopperAmazon at the following upcoming markets!

  • Richland Farmers' Market - Wednesdays through August 2
    Richland Area Community Center
    RICHLAND, MI

    Jun 7–Aug 2

    Every Wednesday through August 2, find fresh vegetables, local fruits, fresh baked goods, flowers, soaps, hand crafted granola/natural treats, artisans, crafters and more. The Richland Farmers' Market is located at the RACC - Richland Area Community Center - 9400 East CD Ave, in Richland, MI 49083. Copper Amazon Jewelry will be there only if it doesn't rain. Market is "rain or shine," but I'm a SHINE gal. The entire market runs through October 4, 3:00-6:30pm.

  • Kindleberger Arts Summer Festival - Parchment, MI
    Kindleberger Park
    btw Park Ave & Park Dr
    PARCHMENT, MI

    Jul 15

    Saturday July 15 from 9am - 3pm. Kindleberger Arts & Crafts Show in Parchment, MI. Artists, artisans and crafters gather in the park as part of the annual Kindleberger Arts - Summer Festival & Concert Series! Rain or shine, but Copper Amazon Jewelry cannot be there if it rains. Otherwise, look for my big green market umbrella on the Park Street side.

  • Kalamazoo's Vintage Market & MORE!
    Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds & Expo Center
    2900 Lake St
    KALAMAZOO, MI

    Aug 19–20

    Kalamazoo's Vintage Market & MORE is back for a TWO DAY VINTAGE EVENT on August 19th & 20th! (Copper Amazon will only be there on SATURDAY.) Find vendors with antiques, collectibles, shabby chic, vintage, retro, farmhouse style decor, upcyclers, salvaged items, refurbished or repurposed items... furniture builders, boutique apparel and quality handmade crafters, too.

  • Holiday Expo & Craft Show
    Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds & Expo Center
    2900 Lake St
    KALAMAZOO, MI

    Nov 18

    Annual Holiday Expo & Craft Show! Main Expo Room Coordinated by Lorie's Events, featuring over 125 booths! FREE admission. (Her November 2016 Expo Show had almost 5000 people attending to snag unique gifts!) A wide variety of talented artisans and crafters. From jewelry to pottery, handmade wearables, home décor and more... you'll find gifts and goodies to stuff those stockings and bring a smile to everyone on your list for Christmas morning.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 19, 2016
Thank you for visiting Copper Amazon!

I primarily create natural pairings of Amazonite and Copper in a variety of styles. Explore your inner amazon/warrior woman... or give a gift to show your love for a strong feminine spirit!

While Copper and Amazonite are the main design elements used in my jewelry, I am branching out into other stones, natural materials and metals. Find the complete gallery of "Copper Amazon Jewelry Design" (c) on my Facebook PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Copper-Amazon/489184654459418

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept PayPal, Etsy Gift Cards and the direct checkout method using the plastic card of your choice! NOTE: All orders shipped to Michigan addresses will also be charged the 6% state sales tax.

If I am running a sale, you will see a coupon code posted on my front page or on my Facebook gallery page. How to use a coupon :
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/350?ref=help_search_result
Shipping
USPS First Class Mail: Ships within 2-5 days to most U.S. addresses. Yes, I WILL ship to other countries than the ones currently listed. Send me a message and we'll work out details and shipping costs based on weight and destination.

Some items will require larger mailer boxes, others have smaller packaging needs. I will refund any HUGE shipping cost overages. I intentionally try to keep your shipping costs low with good, protective "no frills" packaging.

If you need USPS priority 2-3 day shipping (USA only), add this to your cart: https://www.etsy.com/listing/210916814/last-minute-gift-fast-shipping-upgrade?ref=shop_home_active_2

Want special gift bags? https://www.etsy.com/listing/221095079/gift-bag-official-copper-amazon-organza?ref=shop_home_active_2

Have an issue with the shipping costs? Please feel free to contact me.
Refunds and Exchanges
Many of my designs are made with pure solid copper, or copper-plated brass and pewter (lead/nickel free tin alloy). Any antiqued copper color base metal clasps, charms and findings I use are also certified lead free/nickel free.

Caveat: For people with metal allergy/sensitivities, please contact me personally about the content of each VINTAGE or "upcycled" eco-jewelry item. If you have severe metal allergies, do not choose vintage copper items to wear directly against your skin, because there truly is no way to know what core metal may be used, or what they may have come in contact with over the years. If you plan to wear the vintage item over clothing and not in direct contact with your skin, then "no worries."

Concerned about the verdigris coloring/patina that naturally occurs with copper? Simply paint some clear nail polish on the clasps or earwires where they'll come in contact with your skin. Or use a clear coat jewelry wax. I also have special polishing cloths available: https://www.etsy.com/listing/245775169/jewelry-polishing-cloth-for-copper-all?ref=shop_home_active_12

If there is a defective piece or damage during shipping***... I will issue a full refund of your purchase price and the shipping costs you incurred.

***(Photo proof or return of item may be requested by seller.)
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are always considered and will be addressed if the materials/stones/designs you seek are available... and time permits. Clip-on EARRING options are also available in a custom order if you do not have pierced ears. Posts instead of earwires are also available for most designs. Just ask.

I will also be happy to include a message to your gift recipient. If this is a gift, please provide the name and address in the NOTES section of your order with your special message.