Announcement   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.

* 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. It is my busy summer market season, so occasionally I may need an additional day or two to complete an order.

A wide selection of my work is available for purchase here on Etsy, and the remainder is for my local artisan markets.

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 Jul 16, 2018

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.

* 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. It is my busy summer market season, so occasionally I may need an additional day or two to complete an order.

A wide selection of my work is available for purchase here on Etsy, and the remainder is for my local artisan markets.

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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    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 Dec 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If you would like a ring made in a different size, please contact me before ordering so I can verify that I have the necessary stones and other materials in stock. I will require up to 5 business days after your order is placed and payment is completed to fabricate.

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 or tightly fitting bracelets 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.