- Please use the shopping cart to place your personal orders.
- If you are ordering for your gift store, please register on our Wholesale Registration form and after we approve your account you may login to see our wholesale prices and use the shopping cart to select your order. You do not have to pay at this time. We will send you an invoice, and after your confirmation, you can make the payment and your order will be shipped.
- Please Note : Your orders might take 2-3 weeks as every piece is individually handmade after we receive your order. So we will be make your order especially for you.
Thank you for your interest in our craft.
- You can use the Stripe payment system in our website which accepts major credit cards after you finish your shopping.
- If you are ordering for your business, after you receive the invoice you can make payment with major credit card, business check or COD for your first order.
We would be happy to make custom designs to suit your market. We use production techniques so that custom orders do have minimum quantity requirements. Please send us your artwork and the items you would like your design on, we will quote you the price and the minimum order quantity.
All our ear wires are made from surgical steel and are hypo-allergenic.
Each piece has a protective coating so no polishing is required as long as they are not scratched or exposed to chemicals, detergents. The finish might also be affected by sweat and salt water so wearing is not recommended during sports, swimming or gardening. Please do not use any cleaners or polishing agents as it will harm the protective finish.
We began making handmade jewelry in 1985. Over the years we have created our own techniques and designs which make this craft unique to us.
We believe we are the only ones in the world making these unusual gifts and handcrafted artisan jewelry.
The earrings and pins are on white hanging cards with hole suitable for pegs and lip-back for wire racks. The carded earrings and pins are in re-closable clear bags.
Bracelets and other gift items are packaged in clear re-closable bags. The keepsake boxes, pill boxes and card cases are packed in carton boxes.
Copper Reflections artisans have been making handmade jewelry pieces unique to them by creating their own original designs and techniques. Handmade jewelry and gifts are created from copper using wide range of designs from wildlife, nature, Native American, western and animal designs. The jewelry making technique that these talented artisans use dates back hundred of years. These unique jewelry hand crafted by using black inks, silver solutions, engraving and diamond cutting. Each of these outstanding jewelry creations has beautiful earth tones black, silver and copper.
The history of Copper Arts goes back centuries. Copper was used because of its softness that made it easier to shape. In the old days, copper was shaped through hammering or spinning on a lathe by hand into functional shapes like weapons and tools, art objects and decorative ornaments, vases, bowls and water jugs. Copper was used as water jugs because it kept water cooler and fresher in the hot summer days. Copper was the first metal mined and crafted by man, and has been the most important metal through history. It was available in great volumes and easily mined at the surface of earth. Archaeological excavations proved that copper crafting was known in Eastern Turkey, Persians and by Sumerians, since the beginning of Neolithic era. Copper working had reached high practical levels in Mesopotamia and Egypt at the end of the fourth century B.C.
Copper reached the Mediterranean coasts and to the West reaching through Anatolia all the way to Troy on the Aegean Sea. During the third century B.C., Troy became very important in copper art history, as copper craftsmen, merchants and traders established Troy as commercial center. From Troy technical knowledge and the materials for copper working reached the Aegean islands all the way to Spain. After 2000 B.C. copper crafting was widely used throughout Europe.
The discovery of the process needed to obtain copper from its ores was a very important event in history and gave birth to copper crafting. The first copper works were made by cutting, curving and hammering with a stone hammer. The old blacksmiths made an important discovery that copper hardens under prolonged hammering, but can be brought back to its initial condition of softness by heating (annealing) without changing the shape. Many ancient objects were handcrafted through alternate cycles of hammering and annealing, with a final hammering to obtain the necessary hardness.
In ancient times, copper art objects were made by the Copper smiths used raw copper to create with various techniques. For example, the simplest way to obtain a copper bowl consisted in hammering a copper disc placed on a hollowed wooden block. This is the most ancient method to handcraft bowls, dating back to Babylon. Another technique was known as raising which became very popular to obtain an embossed decorative copper artwork. Copper was brilliantly utilized by the artists of the classical age, and then in the Middle Ages, and in the masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque.
Copper continued to be used mainly for household objects. Working techniques remained almost unchanged over the centuries, while the shapes were continuously improved to fit with the evolution of lifestyle. Its properties, discovered and appreciated by our ancient ancestors, are still valid today. Copper jewelry worn directly on skin has been used as a remedy for many ailments, including arthritis. Copper bracelets ease joint and arthritis. Copper jewelry has been considered as a “Fountain of Youth” for its ability to improve the elastic fiber in skin, increase skin flexibility, and act as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
We buy copper in coils and cut sheets according to the size we need. One side of the copper sheet is hand polished first and sprayed with lacquer finish. The next day, after the lacquer dries, we polish the other side and silver plate it. Silver solution does not react with lacquered side, only silver plates the bare copper side. Most of the designs are created by Tony Hisir , the owner of Copper Reflections, or renowned American artists, Lynn Bean, Jo Lynch, Bob Coonts and Nick Gustafson. Artwork is printed onto the silver plated side of the copper by screen printing. The surfaces are sprayed with acrylic finish to protect the printings. The jewelry is cut out after two days of drying, using cutting tools, CNC machine or sometimes by hand using metal cutting shears. Jewelry pieces are lined up onto screens and sprayed with lacquer to protect the cut edges. After they dry we start doing the diamond cutting to bring out the luster of copper. They are sprayed with acrylic finish after diamond cutting. After another two days drying time, they are formed, domed and we assemble the hypo-allergenic surgical steel ear wires if they are earrings. It takes about 32 steps to complete every piece.