Copper cuff bracelets

Cuff Bracelets

Each of my pure copper cuff bracelets starts out as a raw copper sheet. I forge and form fold to create the handcrafted copper jewelry you see here. 

Every copper cuff bracelet is handmade. No two bracelet cuffs are the same. Each of these one-of-a-kind, unique cuff bracelets has been coated to maintain the color and finish.

Many of my handcrafted copper jewelry designs are made with sterling silver.Copper was probably the first metal to be used by humans and is considered sacred to many cultures. It has a natural ability to conduct electricity; So, when worn, it is said to harmonize the body's energies, clearing any blockages or imbalances--just some of the copper jewelry benefits. Read my new article "Cuff Bracelets" where I talk about forging two metals to make a beautiful sterling silver cuff bracelet.

Copper Care:         

Untreated Copper:

When in raw form copper oxidizes quickly when exposed to the air. This means it will turn various shades of green. There is nothing hazardous about this oxidation… especially if you like the green. However, it will wear off on your skin when worn. Of course you can clean your skin with soap and water to remove the green.

Wear your jewelry AFTER you have applied make-up, perfume, lotion, sanitizer or hairspray. Metal does react to any of these applications so it is best to don the jewelry last!

Clean and shine the copper with Lemon juice. If the piece is small enough, then immerse it in the lemon juice for 10-20 minutes. The length of time is determined by the amount of ‘green’ or dirt on the piece.

If your piece has texture and crevices, please use a soft brush to clean those areas. 


Treated Copper:

I treat ALL my pieces with a lacquer finish. Rustoleum enamel spray works for me but there are several others on the market. The finish maintains the beautiful colors and inhibits oxidation.

Do NOT use chemicals (or lemon juice) to clean these pieces. They will eat away at the finish. All you need is a soft cloth. Microfiber works great.

Keep in mind that NO finish is going to last forever.

With prolonged wearing, your skin oils will tend to soften the finish that touches the body. If this happens you can always apply more lacquer to the underside. Any lacquer that says it will protect metal will work. Prolonged wearing is defined as wearing it EVERY DAY for 4-5 months


Sprinkled Silver is my name for the process of fusing sterling or fine silver into copper. I fuse silver components right into the copper. The result is a single design that is unique, one of a kind and so much fun to wear!

How did it all begin?

I took lots of metals classes, especially in the beginning of this journey. One fact was drummed into me right away. Keep ALL the silver (or gold) scraps. As the cost of gold and silver skyrocketed, these tiny components all had value. I started collecting all my scraps, including the silver dust that accumulated when doing extensive filing. One day, I had a brainstorm.

What would happen if I melted all these components onto a metal background? I was curious to see how it would turn out.  So began this process I eventually copyrighted as Sprinkled Silver.

The possibilities are endless. My favorite part of the process is not knowing exactly how the components will melt. I can make an attempt to have them form an image, but ultimately the fire makes the final decision.

Here are a few of the designs created using this process.


Read my new articles on "Sterling Silver Rings", "Cuff Bracelets", "Handmade Copper Jewelry"