rich textures by hammer, patina and fire

Atlanta, Georgia · 22 Sales


rich textures by hammer, patina and fire

Atlanta, Georgia 22 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Anonymous on Mar 17, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful workmanship, careful packaging and a pleasure to deal with. Would definitely buy again from this seller.

Anonymous on Feb 28, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful work, thank you!

Anonymous on Dec 23, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

It's just beautiful! Thanks ever so much. Merry Christmas!!!

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Last updated on March 16, 2011
welcome to MJCopper. please check my FAQs in 'additional information'.

i use heavy gauge copper wire for all of my hammered creations. each piece is hand formed without the use of a jig or mandrel, so there will be minor tool marks which are part of the uniqueness of each piece. i use a teeny, tiny 2 ounce hammer to create the beautiful texture. it takes over one hundred hammer strikes to create one inch of texture.

i am starting to work with fire patina, which is a temperamental process that yields unpredictable and unexpected yet always beautiful results.

Accepted payment methods

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i accept paypal and will consider money orders and personal checks. i will ship with 3 days of payment clearing. communication is the key to any successful transaction, as such i will thank you for your purchase, notify you when your payment clears on my end, and let you know when i have shipped your package.

if payment is not received within 3 days of purchase, i will cancel the sale and relist the item. if you are unable to complete the purchase, i ask that you please communicate with me. i understand that life happens and am willing to be accommodating.
i ship within 3 days of cleared payment. if your paypal address and your etsy address are not the same, i will contact you for verification of the shipping address. i will not ship your purchase until receiving confirmation of the correct address.

US delivery - i ship USPS first class and provide delivery confirmation.

international - i ship USPS first class. i always fill out a customs form and can use this to track when your package arrives in your country. however, i have no way of tracking the package once it enters your country. i will not check 'gift' to avoid customs fees. all customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

insurance - i will provide insurance upon request and will send a modified invoice to include the increased cost. your package will not be shipped until payment for the insurance has cleared.

i ship world wide, providing it is legal to do so. i have not encountered a country i cannot ship to. if for some reason i cannot ship to your country, i will let you know and issue you a full refund.
Refunds and Exchanges
i will handle refunds on a case by case basis. i strive to provide excellent customer service and ask that you please contact me should you have any questions or concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
custom orders are always welcome! if you have an idea, share it and i will do my best to make it happen.


Q: do you seal your copper?
A: no, i do not seal my plain copper pieces. the pieces will darken and develop a beautiful patina over time. i do, HOWEVER, occasionally seal my heat colored copper pieces. i use Renaissance Wax to help protect and preserve the coloring. i have found that Ren Wax will change the colors, so i may not use it on every piece. please read my descriptions carefully or convo me if you have any questions.

Q: will the copper turn my skin green?
A: copper is an essential element found in all our bodies. your skin will turn green as your body absorbs the copper and meets with impurities. once your body has absorbed the copper it needs, your skin will no longer react to the metal. the green washes off very easily and causes no harm. copper is thought to help with minor arthiritis pain and i, personally, have found this to be true. i wear a copper bangle everyday and i no longer have hand pain from my arthiritis.

Q: how can i keep my piece bright?
A: my personal favorite method for shining copper is to place the piece in a tupperware type container, cover it with ketchup, cover the ketchup with kosher salt, place the lid on the container and shake like mad for about 5 minutes (great upper body work out too!) rinse well and your piece should shine like new! lemon juice works as well, simply soak your piece in lemon juice for about 10 minutes and rinse well. you can also use commercial metal polishes, such as Nevr Dull.

Q: will the heat colored pieces fade?
A: heat coloration on copper is a surface finish. it seems to act much like an oil slick on the ground in that it is a refraction of the light that causes the beautiful colors, as opposed to there being any actual color on the piece. the colors will appear different in different light and from different angles. in soft light, it may appear muted and pastel like, in bright sunlight, the colors are bolder and more vibrant. i have not noticed a loss of color over time, but should i notice this occurring, i will update this section!