Starting with a sheet of copper, I folded, hammered, and heated it in a process known as fold forming. This necklace features a fold forming technique called air chasing. The dents and folds were formed by pushing the metal with hammers so that it collapsed on itself.
3 squares of hammered copper are connected together with a chainmaille weave known as Byzantine. The chainmaille links are handmade from sterling silver-fill* wire.
The fold form squares have been connected together to form a V shape. The squares have been oxidized to enhance the design. Stainless steel chain compliments the look. The necklace clasps with a stainless steel lobster clasp and is 16 inches long. The necklace is adjustable up to 18 inches. The copper squares measure 1 inch.
*Silver filled metal is made by heat bonding a thin layer of sterling silver to a brass core. The ratio of silver to brass by weight is 5%. Silver fill will tarnish just as sterling silver does. It will not turn black, flake off, or scratch off. You can see the brass layer only on the cut ends.
The copper has been sealed with wax to prevent tarnish.
Your necklace will arrive in a handmade gift box.
MN residents - 6.875% sales tax will be added automatically at the time of checkout via paypal.
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Orders must be paid within 3 days or the item will be relisted.
Shipping from United States
**All items are shipped via USPS. If your item is in stock, it will ship within 24 hours.**
All items are shipped in a gift box with delivery confirmation and are fully insured.
I guarantee my work. If you are unhappy with the item, exchanges and returns are welcome as long as the item is returned within 7 days. If the item is damaged, I'll be happy to repair or replace it. Just contact me.
I do custom orders. If you would like a design in a different metal, style, etc, please e-mail or convo me. All custom orders require a 50% deposit with the remainder of the balance due once the item is complete.