Copper Leaf Fold-Formed Turquoise Necklace and Earring Set
A beautiful leaf cut design in copper is created by folding warmed copper and hammering a texture to create depth. The copper is then opened to reveal the design, filed and sanded, then shaped to create more texture and depth. The 1-1/2" long by 1" wide leaf is attached to two turquoise faceted glass beads with a handmade copper bail. The total pendant length from the chain is 2-1/2" long. A chain, 18" in length with a 1" extender, is divided randomly by one, two, or three turquoise faceted beads and closes with a handmade S-clasp. The total length of the necklace is 21-3/4". The earrings are mirrors of the pendant with the same measurements and turquoise bead on handmade copper wire earring hooks. The earrings are approximately 2-1/2" long by 1" wide.
Packaging: All items are packaged in the appropriate size white leatherette box and will be wrapped for safe shipment to you. See photo.
Metal - Copper and brass tarnish naturally to a darker hue. The bracelet has been coated with a lacquer to maintain the shine but this coating is not permanent.
Metal and Skin Discoloration - People are not allergic to metal; metal reacts to you, your skin, sweat, natural oils, and lotion or perfumes put on the skin. On some people copper leaves a dark grey discoloration, yet on others, it may appear green. This discoloration is not permanent (it washes off) and varies from person to person (the copper reacts differently on different people).
CARE - use a soft jewelry cloth to clean and shine. Avoid abrasive scrubbing or detergents! Periodically soak the entire piece in 4:1 ratio Mr. Clean (or substitute) and lukewarm water for 2-3 minutes. Rinse with clean water and dry.
STORE your jewelry in a zip-locking type bag once completely dry. You can add a small charcoal type pouch to keep humidity away if you live in more humid climates. These are the types found in shoe boxes, purses, etc.