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Copper Tree ArtCopper Tree Art Jewelry

Turquoise & Copper Bracelet- Raw, earthy, simplistic
Price: $58.00

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
Price: $29.00

Aqua Copper Necklace- Patina copper bowl boho necklace
Price: $45.00

Etched Turquoise Necklace- Mixed metal
Price: $33.00

Bohemian Verdigris earrings- Copper patina earrings with silver earwires
Price: $30.00

Distressed Copper Cuff- Wide fold formed highly textured copper cuff bracelet
Price: $48.00

Etched Turquoise Ring- Wabi Sabi Copper Ring
Price: $55.00

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Deep Red Earrings- Copper disc. sterling silver earwires, fall earrings, red and brown earrings
Price: $30.00

Be at peace.

©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics


In The Studio

Not much to share this week from the studio but I have been busy, just the same!

All week I’ve been working on listing sale items on Etsy and making new pendants that will be listed on ArtFire in a few weeks. I have done a little bit of work on a piece of MDF, making a possible Christmas gift, so the photos have been limited just in case the recipient decides to do some snooping! I can’t say for sure where it’s headed and I can’t say for sure it will be a gift, but it has been great fun to work in the studio again after doing all the marketing lately.

I’ve decided to start utilizing the fact that I like cutting small pieces of stained glass and making them into an abstract or design and do those more often. Lately I’ve been allowing larger pieces into my work, bigger space between glass and using more grout. I love using grout and all its color choices and will always use it in most things I make because of that. But the mosaic design, spacing and the glass used is also important. Cutting really small pieces has always been what I like to do. That means I must take my time. There is no downside to this. The joy I feel when I work slowly is so great. I completely get into “the zone” and breath better. It’s a Zen thing with me and most artists who enjoy the creative process. The pieces I’ve done in the past, when I’ve taken my time to cut the glass and used patience, have been some of the most successful. Sometimes, I’m a bit slow at thinking things through, apparently, because if I had realized that before doing a few recent pieces, I’d have been much happier, much sooner!

I will be making another candle holder/vase using the scraps soon because I sold the one listed last week. I love making the abstract designs with scraps – all geometric and way cool! Scrap art is fun!!!

There will be photos of a few things within the next week but many won’t get a debut until after they’ve been given as they will be gifts. I love sharing photos of work-in-progress and will do that with things I can share.

Enjoy the rest of your week! Make it a creative one.


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