Sunday, March 22, 2009

Copper Bracelets

The use of copper for medicinal purposes is found throughout recorded history. Today, thousands of years later, pharmacies around the world offer copper bracelets as a first aid for joint pain and swelling. Although not scientifically proven, it has been found that in general, people with arthritic pain, found the symptoms decrease by wearing a pure copper bracelet.

Ancient Egyptians wore copper ornaments and jewelry as a mark of high status in society. The love affair with copper continues and it's warm red hues, has made it popular for fashion jewelry today.

Whether for fashion or medicinal purposes, I have had a significant increase in requests for copper jewelry. As a result, I have been increasing my copper chain maille line. I use pure copper wire in the making of these bracelets and pay the same amount of attention to detail as I do to my sterling silver pieces.

To keep your copper pieces shinny, here is a simple recipe: Put a couple of tablespoons of lemon or lime juice in a small container and add a teaspoon of regular table salt to the juice. Drop in your item and swirl it around. The tarnish is gone instantly and your jewelry is bright and shinny again. Be sure to rinse the jewelry well to remove the salt as copper corrodes easily.

1 comment:

  1. Those pictures look great with the black back ground.