Malachite Wire Wrapped in Copper #3
Natural malachite with iolite wire wrapped in copper and patinaed to an antique finish. This piece will come hung on a black cotton cord with sliding adjustable knots. Matching copper chain of any length available upon request, just let me know. Each item is handmade with care by me in my little home studio. You will receive the exact item photographed.
Pendant Length: 53mm
Pendant Width: 20mm
This item is READY TO SHIP! Please allow 1-3 business days to process shipping.
-How do I care for this?
I use several different types of metals in the various items I create. I always recommend keeping jewelry clean and dry and not to store in direct sunlight (colors can fade/change over time) or in the bathroom (too much moisture). You can also keep your extra special pieces in individual plastic bags for extra protection.
Try to avoid direct contact with perfumes and lotions and always remove your jewelry before sports, sleeping, bathing or showering.
As this item is hand made art, please treat it as such. Always remove your jewelry before doing any activity that may damage your special piece.
-Will copper turn my skin green!?
Possibly, depending on your body chemistry, but don’t worry, it’s actually completely normal. Copper reacts natural to the PH levels in your body. If you have a PH level on the acidic side, the reaction from your sweat and the copper may leave a greenish tinge on your skin. This is completely harmless and can easily be washed off using soap and water. Some people believe that the minute amounts of copper absorbed through the skin while wearing copper jewelry can actually be beneficial for easing joint pain. For this reason, I usually leave my pieces raw and without lacquer.
To help avoid the greenish tinge try to remember to remove your jewelry before doing activities that may make you sweat. You can also apply a clear lacquer or wax (clear nail polish even works) to the piece but keep in mind that it will wear off eventually and need to be redone. I am more than happy to apply one for you, just let me know!
Please contact me prior to purchase if you have any additional questions or concerns.
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