Thank you for taking the time to consider this sentimental keepsake bracelet and visit my shop, Copperelegy! Please carefully review the description, sizing, and process listed below. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to message me.
Determine your size (below).* Once an order is submitted, I will send you an email with my studio address to ship the lock of hair. A minimum of 1/8″ thickness x 12″ length (14″+ preferred) of hair is needed. Once received, I will ever-so-carefully, braid it in a traditional Victorian-era hairwork fashion and run it through the copper. No treatment is applied to the hair as it will stand the test of time on its own. The total process takes between 10-14 days to complete.
*Copper will patina into a rich red-bronze color over time. The wax finish will slow this process, but will not prevent it. To return to the original luster, polish with a sunshine cloth, and reapply a small amount of wax with a soft cloth.
*The silk provides a bit of give, but they are not adjustable. Do not bend or the copper could permanently kink.