Copper Bracelet

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I'm just a hillbilly from West Virginia. i like Bladesmithing, photography, welding, numismatics...

Intro: Copper Bracelet

Here's a copper Bracelet i made. I've made several of these and i just wanted to share them so others can enjoy.

please know i am not an expert on the subject but this is what i have found through research. credit to the following article goes to  This website

Copper is antimicrobial and doesn't harm the skin in any way. What's "antimicrobial"? An antimicrobial is a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoan's, as well as destroying viruses. Copper is also an antibacterial as well as an anti fungal agent and used in the treatment of skin disease and wounds today as it was thousands of years ago. Of course thousands of years ago they didn't know all of this; they simply used it because it helped. Copper is also used in UD's for birth control because of its factors. Copper is a trace element needed for healthy growth and function of bones, collagen, the brain, the heart, the skin and immune system. Copper is contained throughout our bodies and in our hair.

Fabrics have been impregnated with copper and used in everyday applications.

Hospital uses Bandages, dermal wound products and gauze. Used in bedding, gowns, uniforms, towels, catheters, gloves, curtains and masks.

Military Use Used by the military and police services worldwide in their uniforms.

Sportswear Used in underwear, socks, and other items which need protection against degradation by fungus and bacteria and thus reducing odor, stains, and deterioration which is caused by fungi and bacteria.

Cosmetics Copper is used in many cosmetic products, as well as in cosmetic applications.

Copper bracelets have been worn for hundreds of years in the belief of reducing or helping Arthritic and Rheumatic diseases. People also look to copper for its healing properties in improving the circulation of blood, increasing energy, detoxification, reducing inflammation, stabilizing metabolism and improving oxygen use.

Step 1: What You Need

-About 7" of copper pipe (i used 1/2")
-Anvil (any piece of steel like a hammer head will work)
-hammer (ball-peen is best)
-tin snips
-course steel wool
-file (to smooth rough edges)
 and last but not least 
-a puppy to keep you company wile you work :-)

Step 2: Flatten It

first take the pipe and lay it on the anvil and pound it flat make sure you hit it hard so it leaves indents on it

Step 3: Trim It

trim the edges down into a blunt point like in pictures 1&2 then file then down until round like in picture 3 (its not pictured but i used a knife sharpening stone).

Step 4: Pollish & Bend It

take the steel wool all over the copper to shine it up then bend it around something round to shape it (Spray paint cans work great)

Step 5: Finished


Now its time to step back and admire your creation

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shaggydude

3 years ago on Introduction

That is soooo cool.

I'm going to do that. .what an absolutely wonderful gift!!

I specially like the puppy.

I do very little without canine companionship.

It makes everything better somehow.

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Huuunksam

4 years ago

I'm totally going to try this out! Thanks

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drapeta

5 years ago on Step 5

nice tutorial. I wouldn't have thought of this

Nice. I've been making these for about a year. I use 3/8" copper tube and a small section of rail or my bench block. I cut it with a pair of high-leverage tin snips. I prefer 0000 steel wool to get a smooth finish.

A friend puts clear nail polish on the inside to prevent it from turning her skin green. She loves the handmade aspect so much that she has bought three.

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i give all of mine away to family. how much do you charge for yours and i use real course steel wool because roughness keeps them from tarnishing as fast

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jenhoney

7 years ago on Step 5

Ooh, I may have to try this one. I think I even have everything needed except for tin snips! Thanks for sharing.

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