Each piece of handcrafted jewelry is made by me, start to finish.
It begins with a piece of raw copper or a penny. I love selecting a penny that represents an important year in your life, whether that be a birthday, anniversary, or any other year that is significant to the one who will ultimately be wearing their upcycled penny with pride.
Next it gets a good scrubbing before your penny or copper is enameled using high quality enamel and a blow torch. Yep, that’s right, not a kiln, but hand fired. This way I get to play with fire which is pretty cool, but more importantly I can control and manipulate the enamel throughout the process. The enameled piece then gets a nice hot bath in citric acid and water. And then back to the cleaning process. This is where your piece will be sanded, polished, and finally ready to begin it’s new life as a necklace, earrings, bracelet or ring.
Each piece of TORCHED by Think Local jewelry is made by hand, one at a time, to ensure that you get a unique, hand crafted piece of jewelry created just for you.