Wednesday, June 26, 2013

xox copper pipe necklace



I have a wonderful mechanic who is great at fixing cars but not so great at tossing stuff into the garbage can, he misses the mark.  That is fine with me because while he works on my car, I pick up debris.  This is my latest find...a soldered and cut copper pipe.  It was grungy, covered in dirt and grime, plus it had been run over and over who knows how many times.  I took it home cleaned it, polished it and discovered some beautiful colors under the grime.   This is the result, a long necklace made from mixed metals with a smashed button xox charm.  

6 comments:

  1. This turned out great. Love the colors in the copper pipe. I'd say keep checking out his shop. LOL

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    1. Thank you for the kudos. I visit his shop so much that I will soon have a new car...piece by piece. LOL

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  2. These are really spectacular!! I love copper and the abuse it had endured and your artistic touch-really wonderful!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kudos...glad you like it. I loved the challenge.

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  3. that is one character of a pipe! super hipster!

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    1. Thanks Luthien for the sweet comment. I'm enjoying this piece.

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