TheCopperDragonfly

The Copper Dragonfly

Highland Park, Illinois | 5 Sales

TheCopperDragonfly

The Copper Dragonfly

Highland Park, Illinois 5 Sales On Etsy since 2008

0 out of 5 stars (2)

Announcement   Welcome to my etsy shop!

I create the designs on my jewelry by piercing the copper and sawing away bits of metal by hand until the image is created. I then abrade the surface to create texture. I do not use chemicals to seal any of the metal used. This allows the natural oxidation of the metal to form a beautiful patina. The patina will vary slightly depending on its exposure to air, lotions, perfumes, natural oils from the wearer’s skin, etc. The oxidation can be removed if desired by soaking in vinegar for 10-20 minutes. I do not recommend soaking beads in vinegar as some beads are so delicate that the vinegar may dissolve their polished exterior. I use solid copper in my work whenever possible, although I use some copper plated findings, and all earwires are made from Niobium, a hypoallergenic metal which is anodized to a copper color.

For those of you who have discovered that your skin chemistry or favorite lotion or perfume has caused your copper jewelry to turn your skin green, a coating of clear nail polish should do the trick. I am currently looking for a more earth-friendly alternative, and will keep everyone posted!

Announcement

Welcome to my etsy shop!

I create the designs on my jewelry by piercing the copper and sawing away bits of metal by hand until the image is created. I then abrade the surface to create texture. I do not use chemicals to seal any of the metal used. This allows the natural oxidation of the metal to form a beautiful patina. The patina will vary slightly depending on its exposure to air, lotions, perfumes, natural oils from the wearer’s skin, etc. The oxidation can be removed if desired by soaking in vinegar for 10-20 minutes. I do not recommend soaking beads in vinegar as some beads are so delicate that the vinegar may dissolve their polished exterior. I use solid copper in my work whenever possible, although I use some copper plated findings, and all earwires are made from Niobium, a hypoallergenic metal which is anodized to a copper color.

For those of you who have discovered that your skin chemistry or favorite lotion or perfume has caused your copper jewelry to turn your skin green, a coating of clear nail polish should do the trick. I am currently looking for a more earth-friendly alternative, and will keep everyone posted!

Angelique Walker

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Angelique Walker

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Last updated on February 3, 2011

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Returns and exchanges
I want my jewelry to bring only positive energy to your life! If you are not happy with your purchase, please convo me and I'll do my best to remedy it. Should one of my creations break through normal use/wear, I will repair or replace it upon receipt of the damaged piece. If it's just not what you expected, I will issue a refund or exchange once the original item is returned to me, but unfortunately, the shipping costs will be your responsibility.
Payment
My preferred payment method is paypal. I will also accept money orders.
Shipping
I ship via USPS. I will ship items within 2 days of receiving your payment unless alterations to the piece are requested which may take more time.
Please contact me if you would like to pay for an upgrade, insurance or delivery confirmation.
If you require international shipping, please contact me for shipping rates. Any fees associated with customs, tariffs, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.