Copper Reflections provides handcrafted jewelry and unique gifts using an exclusive ancient copper craft. All of our items are silver plated and individually diamond cut on copper. Each piece has a protective acrylic coating to prevent tarnishing so no polishing is required. Inspired by the beauty of wildlife, nature and Native Peoples of North America, each piece is carefully designed and handcrafted especially for you. Our work is unusual as we are the only ones making this type of jewelry using techniques and designs that we have developed over the years.
We have been designing and producing our artisan jewelry and gifts since 1985. I started my business in Vancouver, Canada. I was making jewelry and selling it on the street in Gastown,Vancouver. I began selling my creations at retail craft shows in British Columbia and Alberta. Later I moved to Ontario, Canada and began doing the craft shows there. I also started my business in the United States and traveled to the craft shows in New York State, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois, Vermont and many others. I really enjoyed traveling, seeing new places, meeting other craftspeople and customers.
It was at a craft show in Columbus, Ohio when a craftsman from Missouri who showed me how to do diamond cut. This greatly increased our sales. Diamond cut made all our copper jewelry and gifts sparkle like there was diamonds on them. This made everything look more expensive. Combined with our reasonable prices this has made our business a great success.
I began to wholesale throughout the United States and Canada at wholesale jewelry and gift shows. I came up with new techniques and artistic designs over the years that has made this type of handmade jewelry unique to us. I have received many artisan awards for the originality of my creations. Over the years, with my wife, Jennifer Hisir, we trained artisans who work for our company Copper Reflections, making each piece by hand and handcrafting copper sheets into unique jewelry. With hard and careful work of the skilled artisans of Copper Reflections we have created outstanding jewelry in modern designs and exceptional quality.
Copper Reflections has many years of experience of making jewelry and gifts. We do not use pre-made jewelry parts and put them together. Copper sheets come into our workshop in coils and are sliced into the correct lengths for each item using guillotines. These copper sheets are then polished using buffing tools and steel brushing to achieve the matte and subtle effect on copper. Jewelry designs are made ready after hard months of work, many trials and experiments and are finally transferred onto the copper sheets. Designs are then silver plated and special finishes are applied to make them last for years, so people can enjoy them without any special care. There are actually three layers of finish to prevent tarnishing on all our copper work. These pieces are cut-out by hand using jewelers shears or cutting tools. They are then meticulously diamond cut ( or bright cut ) so that they sparkle as if they have diamonds inserted in them. This makes our handcrafted jewelry look more expensive. We believe that because of this very reason, our work has been selling so well for over 30 years.
Our years of hard work has been fun for all of us at the workshop of Copper Reflections. We take great pride in our work and enjoy what we are doing. It makes us happy that our customers have also enjoyed our creations which makes everything worthwhile.
We always come up with new designs so please visit our web site often to view our additions.
Other than our own designs, we have been also working together with renowned American artists like Lynn Bean, Nick Gustafson and Johanna Lynch creating unique jewelry designs. If you are an artist and you would like us to make your paintings into jewelry please contact us. We have low minimum order quantities and very reasonable prices. If you would like to see some samples that we made for these artist please visit our art jewelry page.