WESTERN STAR GIFTS
|Western Star Gifts specializes in handmade copper & western jewelry & gifts in western, native, Celtic, animal & nature themes. We carry copper rings, copper bracelets, copper earrings, magnetic copper bracelets & rings for arthritis pain relief. Copper gifts include belt buckles, bolos & key chains|
|Copper Jewelry Techniques|
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At WESTERN STAR GIFTS our unique copper jewelry designs are handcrafted using two basic techniques.
Embossed Copper Jewelry
Original designs are drawn by hand. A mold is made and the design is embossed, or engraved, onto solid copper. A protective finish is applied to the copper jewelry to prevent it from tarnishing. As with all copper products, the finish can eventually wear off but an acrylic sealant can easily be re-applied when necessary to maintain the appearance. Some people prefer to let the copper oxidize naturally giving it a lovely green patina as time passes.
This technique is used to make our embossed solid copper chain and cuff bracelets and copper rings.
Silver Plated Copper Jewelry
Original designs are drawn by hand. The designs are printed onto solid copper sheets which are then cut into individual copper jewelry pieces. The handcrafted jewelry is silver plated and an epoxy is used to add color to the designs. Each piece of copper jewelry is individually diamond or "bright" cut by hand using a diamond tipped instrument. Several coats of finish are applied to protect the beautiful copper jewelry. No cleaning or polishing are required.
Our silver plated copper jewelry and gifts includes handmade copper bracelets, rings, handcrafted copper earrings, necklaces, western bolo ties, western belt buckles, jewelry, trinket boxes and more.
This style of handmade copper bracelet is much more labor intensive which is reflected in the higher price.
At Western Star Gifts our handmade copper & western jewelry designs are reflections of nature, wildlife, western and native culture.