Textured Copper Pendant with Black Seed Beads on Copper Chain
This very earthy looking pendant is made of copper that I textured and antiqued. This 2 X 21/2" pendant seems to have a map or islands pictured on the face. Very cool looking. I added black seed beads to the pendant with rivets to give it additional interest. The pendant is hung on antiqued copper chain and closed with a copper leaf design hook and eye clasp bringing the length to 20". The last picture shows the back of the pendant. Should you prefer a longer necklace, please email me and I will lengthen it free of charge. You are sure to be pleased with this unusual piece.
All Artisan Jewelry is one-of-a-kind handcrafted by JoAnn Williams in the Kaminski Jewelry Designs studio. The pictured piece is the item you will receive. All pieces come with a lovely gift box.
COPPER is a reddish gold metal that patinas to a warm brown. The oldest known metal, it was associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite and her Roman counterpart, Venus. The discovery of copper dates from prehistoric times. There are reports of copper beads dating back to 9000BC found in Iraq. Methods for refining copper from its ores were discovered around 5000BC and a 1000 or so years later it was being used in pottery in North Africa.
Keeping copper clean and dry, removing any oil or perspiration helps prevent oxidation. Although it can tarnish over time, copper resists tarnish better than many other jewelry metals (including sterling which turns black). When it does oxidize it takes on a soft brown, antiqued color as it darkens, a much sought after "vintage" look in jewelry. The tarnish on copper can be easily removed if you prefer a bright look. If you do prefer the bright look, keep your copper piece in an air tight bag or jewelry box to prevent tarnish when not wearing. In addition, Copper jewelry is often considered to have healing properties.
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