QuirkySues

Copper & Crystal Jewelry

Hope, Canada | 1254 Sales

QuirkySues

Copper & Crystal Jewelry

Hope, Canada 1254 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   PLEASE NOTE: Items may not arrive in time for Christmas. I will make every effort to get your package in the mail as quickly as I can with my current order volume, but please understand that I cannot give estimates or guarantees for delivery times, and I will not refund for late packages.


* Ready to ship items will be packaged and mailed as soon as possible. Many times this means I can have your item(s) in the mail the same day or next day.

* Made to order items are currently 3-5 business days production time.

Express your earthy style with my collection of rustic, handforged metal jewelry. Each piece is handcrafted with care using Copper, Bronze, Sterling Silver or Brass, and natural crystals and semi precious stones.

Find me & follow me on Instagram! @Quirkysues

Pure copper is used for the majority of my work for several reasons in addition to its affordability. It is a malleable metal that can be textured, hammered and shaped in various ways, with a warm tone that takes a polish or patina beautifully.

I use several different techniques in my work, including: metalsmithing, wirewrapping and electroforming. This allows for a wider range of styles to suit the eclectic collector seeking unique, handmade artisan jewelry.

💗 Have fun looking for your next piece, and thank you for shopping handmade!

www.quirkysues.com

Copper Jewelry, necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, shawl pins, hair accessories. Original designer jewelry by Susan Luinge of QuirkySue's.

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Last updated on Dec 11, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Items may not arrive in time for Christmas. I will make every effort to get your package in the mail as quickly as I can with my current order volume, but please understand that I cannot give estimates or guarantees for delivery times, and I will not refund for late packages.


* Ready to ship items will be packaged and mailed as soon as possible. Many times this means I can have your item(s) in the mail the same day or next day.

* Made to order items are currently 3-5 business days production time.

Express your earthy style with my collection of rustic, handforged metal jewelry. Each piece is handcrafted with care using Copper, Bronze, Sterling Silver or Brass, and natural crystals and semi precious stones.

Find me & follow me on Instagram! @Quirkysues

Pure copper is used for the majority of my work for several reasons in addition to its affordability. It is a malleable metal that can be textured, hammered and shaped in various ways, with a warm tone that takes a polish or patina beautifully.

I use several different techniques in my work, including: metalsmithing, wirewrapping and electroforming. This allows for a wider range of styles to suit the eclectic collector seeking unique, handmade artisan jewelry.

💗 Have fun looking for your next piece, and thank you for shopping handmade!

www.quirkysues.com

Copper Jewelry, necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, shawl pins, hair accessories. Original designer jewelry by Susan Luinge of QuirkySue's.

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New! Dragonfly themed car rearview mirror charms! Copper and Crystal/Stone beads.
I am working on some new stacking ring sets today! New 3 and 5 bronze ring sets just listed!
Sweet stacking rings for spring! Find the stack that speaks to you! I have several options in the shop to choose from, custom made in your size. The 5 ring copper set with different patinas is a popular choice. heart
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About

Following My Bliss

Shortly after my 40th birthday, I signed up for a 6 week wirewrapping course so I could make jewelry for myself out of the crystals I was collecting. Halfway through I knew I was hooked, and that this was the beginning of something amazing!

Several silversmithing courses and countless hours scouring the internet later, here I am!

The techniques I use more often these days all seem to involve an element of danger, such as fire, hammering metal (and sometimes thumbs) with brute force, and then there's the battery acid and other chemicals used in my electroforming process. I find it exhilarating to take a piece of metal and a stone and turn it into wearable art!

Every day that I can spend buying stones, learning a new technique, creating new pieces, and taking photos for my listings is a *fabulous* day. I am SO excited about every step of this process and I think that my positive attitude and enthusiasm shines through my jewelry.

Let me create something magical for you!

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  • Susan

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    When I'm not designing jewelry, I'm pinning or gramming jewelry! I'm a wife and mother, pet lover, vegetarian, crystal collector, and avid organic veggie grower.

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Last updated on Aug 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

The majority of my work uses unsealed copper, or copper alloys of brass and bronze, which will all develop an antiqued patina over time. The speed at which this process occurs depends partly on exposure to air and moisture. I recommend not wearing your jewellery during bathing, exercising or sleeping, and keeping it in a ziploc bag when not in use. It can be brightened up and cleaned with a mixture of lemon juice and salt, or another acidic mixture of your choosing.

Will it turn my skin green?

That depends on your body chemistry, and yes, it may leave a slightly green or black mark where the metal is in close contact with your skin. Rings will more often cause discoloration over looser pieces of jewellery. This is not harmful in any way, and washes off fairly easily. Many people believe that copper has healing benefits, so I do not coat my metals with any type of sealant. If desired, you may coat the inside with clear nail polish to help delay or prevent this reaction.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of my items are attractively packaged and suitable for gift giving, at no additional charge. I use a handmade, black cardstock foldable box, closed with a sticker and a pretty string bow. I do not include an invoice, but please note that I must include a dollar amount on customs forms for any parcels outside Canada.

Has my order shipped yet?

My current processing time is 3-5 business days. I take parcels to the local post office several times per week M-F, and will update the status of your order and mark it as complete in the evenings. I understand you are excited and anxious to receive your jewellery, but answering queries about shipping status takes my time and attention away from fufilling my orders. Thank you for your patience.

Can I change my shipping address?

Please verify your shipping address during checkout, I will ship to the address provided. Contacting me through email or Etsy conversations after checkout is not reliable for address changes, due to an increasing volume of orders and my aim to keep the packaging process efficient.