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November 23, 2012

ACCESSORIES | copper rings

Rings: Copper reducer & coupling

I have been a bit obsessed with rose gold but could not find anything that I liked.  While in the plumbing section of my local hardware store (looking for parts for a project) I came across these copper fittings. Every now and then I find interesting pieces of hardware that I wear so, appropriating plumbing supplies as jewelry is not exactly odd for me. So, until I can find the perfect rose gold minimal rings these will do.  Bonus- copper (rose gold) compliments all skin tones.

Tip: copper will oxidize over time; the oxidization process occurs even faster when it comes in contact with the skin (oil, salt, and moisture) turns copper dark (sometimes even green). If the copper shows signs of oxidization, sit the fitting in white vinegar  for a few minutes (you should see the copper colour returning) then wash the fitting with water.  To create a barrier between the skin and the copper, paint the copper fittings with a clear nail polish.  This barrier should last several months.  Remove nail polish and repeat the process when the polish wears and the fitting becomes darker over time.

12 comments:

  1. Cool rings, great tips to keep the copper colour too.
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. wow, these are so cool <3

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  3. This is a great idea!! and I love your tip about nail polish...does it work for all type of copper jewelry?? great blog....I'm your newest follower...will you visit me and follow back if you like my blog?/
    much love
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xoxo

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  4. Aah...Great idea...I am going to go look in the plumbing section of my local hardware store this weekend. :D

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  5. genius idea, they look great too.

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  6. omg
    i love it
    i need it

    http://lornea.blogspot.com.es/

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  7. OMG this is seriously amazing! love the copper jewellery care tips and love those copper band rings with unique shapes too!<3
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    xx
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  8. I love brass and copper! Such great metals. That ring is awesome.

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  9. Cool complements for an armor :)

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  10. I love these, I have some similar but they don't fit me properly! :( Love the little box too.

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