Copper is popular in jewelry not just with wearers but with artisans. Its warm colour and malleability are its most attractive qualities.

Jewelstreet is an American designer who has produced many hand-made jewelry pieces out of copper. I found it very difficult to choose from her many beautiful designs but I eventually settled on this design which she made for a Creative Challenge and named Evolution. Round hammered copper discs bear several copper chain dangles. The garnets and moonstone briolettes at the end of the dangles were perfect foil for copper. The use of the black vase was an inspired choice as her earrings are reminiscent of jewelry from antiquity. You can see more of Jewelstreet's designs on her website.

Photo with kind permission from JewelStreet.