|Hawk's Eye Ring of Wire by SilkWire Jewelry ©2012 SilkWire Jewelry/Jacquie Bird All Rights Reserved|
|The hated pot with the Copper bottom|
My decision to use Copper as my metal of choice to create SilkWire Jewelry was a decision based on intuition. Then the mind chimed in, it thought Copper was a good choice, 'after all, it's used for conducting electricity so it must do the same thing for stones and crystals! Furthermore, we are all currents of energy, made of the same elements in Nature, plus Copper bracelets had success for some forms of arthritis!' So my mind was happy it could find concrete ways and signed off on what my gut knew without all that ding dang chatter--that Copper was a win-win- choice.
YES, Copper tarnishes. But guess what? You can clean it. Quite easily. Drop it in vinegar or lemon juice and watch it come alive like magic. It's actually fun...to me at least LOL. And YES it can cause skin discoloration, especially when the weather is hot. My answer? Soap. Water. BAM! All clean. Silver also tarnishes and can turn the skin black. Man, back in the day I had a ton of Sterling Silver bangles that used to blacken my arm on those hot summer days. Pretty hard to wash off, PHEW. Anywho, as I was telling you earlier, my choice to use Copper in SilkWire Jewelry was intuitive, but as my work with it deepened, I've met many folks that are turned off because of the tarnishing factor--when it develops a patina. They wrinkle their noses when they ask "why do you use Copper?!" I try to explain best I can but those questions did send me off on a researching tip.
|Copper in its Natural State|
Did you know
- the rose color in Rose Gold is due to a higher percentage of Copper than in the regular 14K Gold alloy we wear.
- as mentioned earlier--Copper is used to ease the pain of arthritis, rheumatism and other inflammatory issues
- Copper is in our bodies as a trace mineral, we don't manufacture it but need it in our diets and it is the 3rd most abundant trace mineral with the brain and liver containing the largest amounts
- improves circulation, stabilizes metabolism and assists the immune system
- on the skin it's said to detox
- Copper is a conductor and amplifier of energy and can handle gemstone frequencies from low [Agates for example] to high [like clear Quartz]; sends and amplifies gemstone and crystal energy into the wearer's auric field
- has Warm [Solar] and Cool [Lunar] energies
- Copper is humankind's 1st metal. Egyptians developed Bronze which is a mixture of Copper and Tin [Brass is a mixture of Copper and Zinc]. The jewelers of Egypt created crowns and headdresses
- Copper is beneficial to the lungs as it's said to improve the exchange of oxygen and assists in filtering out pollutants.
- supports iron in the formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin plus is an element in tissue formation
But the rest of us know da real dealio fo' sho!
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Disclaimer: Ok, so ya know that even though I gave out some health uses for Copper, none of it is intended as a cure or diagnosis in lieu of medical consultation and treatment.
BUT. Having said that, if you have worked with Copper for healing purposes, please do share your experiences :-)