Copper Tree Art – Copper Tree Art Jewelry
Turquoise & Copper Bracelet- Raw, earthy, simplistic
I have a deep connection with copper. Whether it’s a small piece of jewelry or a large sculpture, copper, especially distressed copper, touches me deep within the recesses of my true Bohemian soul.
I’m fairly sure that feeling comes from my youth and in large part to the artisans I came across while walking through the neighboring town of New Hope, PA. Growing up just one town and one bridge away and within walking distance to some of the most creative art found in the Bucks County area at the time (late 1960’s, early 1970’s) I find myself going back to find items that remind of that time when I search for new favorites on Etsy.
For a short time in my teens, my Dad worked for a company in New Hope that distressed copper and other fine metals and made small decorative boxes with rivets strategically placed to hold it all together. These boxes were mostly used for jewelry and were earthy, rough and raw looking but beautifully well made. I had one of my own because I often sat and watched the workers make magic while soldering the pieces together. I remember the heat from the equipment, the clanking sound of hammer meeting metal and sparks flying everywhere. I found it fascinating and loved it all. I am positive the experience I had there has influenced my choices when I look for items to favorite these days on Etsy.
I still wonder where that box ended up. On my first sojourn to California from New Jersey in my early twenties, it and all the jewelry in it, flew off of the roof of our car somewhere between the two coasts. We had one of those odd and very large plastic containers called “turtles” that held most of our treasures that wouldn’t fit in the car placed on our roof. During a rest stop we didn’t lock the lid correctly … and as we watched some of our belongings flying through the air in freedom when we picked up speed on a highway, some of our treasures also went smashing to the ground. And that was the end of that … sigh. I’m sad to say that I lost some family jewelry placed in that box but I am sadder still that I lost the box. I hope someone found it and loved it as much as I did if it stayed in one piece!
Kendra Cecil from San Diego, CA, has channeled the spirit of that time I am so fond of. I am thrilled to see the copper work duplicated here in her jewelry forty years later. Each piece is affordable in price, definitely unique, filled with character and much artistic talent.
It is with great pleasure for me to introduce Kendra and her Copper Tree Art shop on Etsy to you today. As always, clicking on the photos will take you directly to that item on Etsy.
Here we go!
Turquoise, Brass and Copper Necklace
Aqua Copper Necklace- Patina copper bowl boho necklace
Etched Turquoise Necklace- Mixed metal
Bohemian Verdigris earrings- Copper patina earrings with silver earwires
Distressed Copper Cuff- Wide fold formed highly textured copper cuff bracelet
Etched Turquoise Ring- Wabi Sabi Copper Ring
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Deep Red Earrings- Copper disc. sterling silver earwires, fall earrings, red and brown earrings
Be at peace.
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics