Hammered Copper Clasp, Handmade Hook Clasp, Choice of Patina Finishes
Handforged by me, and each piece is slightly unique due to the handcrafting process. Shaped and hammered from 14 gauge copper wire, tumbled to harden, and given the finish that you choose (oxidized is shown). The clasp is sealed to preserve the patina. The overall length is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches. This clasp is the perfect size for my large chains, which also come in the patina finishes listed here:
My newest patinas, developed to be a little more durable and less likely to flake or chip:
ANCIENT RELIC - designed to blend with my Melted Silver components, this patina has a deep oxidized based with a glaze or wash of silverleaf.
WABI-SABI - a Japanese phrase that roughly translates as "imperfect beauty". This patina starts with deeply oxidized copper, onto which layers of colors that range from yellow/green to rust to near white, with a whitewash effect. The overall look is of neutral tones, and this patina blends well with many of the colors found in nature and with most metals.
RIVER RUN - greens and blues blended on oxidized copper, then polished to highlight some of the copper, it brings to mind floating downstream with the sun glinting through leaves and blue sky onto moss covered rocks and crystal clear spring water.
COOKIES N CREAM - a deep oxidized brown base, with creamy white splashed about, polished to highlight some of the bright copper - this one is yummy!
LOVE NOTES - ruby, garnet and topaz on oxidized copper, polished to bring out bright copper highlights - looks like a Victorian Valentine.
TRADITIONAL PATINAS ARE A VARIABLE SURFACE TREATMENT - they are somewhat delicate and not meant for everyday wear. Although I seal them to protect, they should not be exposed to water or jewelry cleaning solutions or rough treatment. Patinas are basically like rust - they are created on the surface of metal by chemical treatments - and they can chip or flake off even though they are sealed. If you must clean them, wipe carefully with a damp cloth. You can also periodically re-apply a semi-gloss spray lacquer and/or microcrystalline wax to your pieces to continue to protect the finishes.
My hand applied Traditional Patinas:
ANTIQUE OXIDIZED - warm to deep brown tones.
FLAME - warm copper that sometimes has hints of red, orange, blue or silver - each piece is unique. Created by applying torch to metal, and quite variable - I cannot produce certain colors - the end result isn't apparent until the copper is sealed with lacquer. This is a heat patina rather than a chemical patina.
VERDIGRIS - the traditional copper patina, variable shades of green -sometimes light, sometimes darker, sometimes with a bit of blue.
TIDELINE - oxidized deep brown base, frosted with tones that vary from blue ocean to teal
As these are handmade, they are not perfectly matching in size, shape or color.
There is a 1 to 2 week production time for this made to order item.
Other clasps available in my shop:
NOTE: Photos are taken by me in natural light on a neutral gray, brown or white background with a digital camera in order to provide accurate colors. However, colors can look very different on individual computer monitors.
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I ship by USPS and sometimes UPS for hazardous items like alcohol inks. My responsibility is to ship your items securely in the time frame listed and to make sure they are delivered. The delivery service provides me with notification of delivery. Your responsibility is to provide a secure location for the delivery. I will not be responsible for items that are delivered but cannot be located by the customer. I SHIP TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ON ETSY. It is the buyer's responsibility to provide a correct address.
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LOST ITEMS: I will not be responsible for lost or stolen packages that have been scanned as delivered by the post office or UPS. If this happens the first thing you should do is check with family members and neighbors to see if it can be located. If not located then you should call your local post office - they may be able to locate it. If still unsuccessful call USPS at 1-800-222-1811
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PLEASE NOTE HANDMADE PRODUCTION TIME: UP TO 2 WEEKS ON MADE TO ORDER ITEMS. It takes time to create these items, apply the hand finishes and then seal with multilayers to protect the finish. I truly appreciate your patience, as many of my components are handmade and it is only my two hands creating them!
COMMERCIAL ITEMS (blanks, tools, factory made findings, leather cord) Usually ship within 24 to 48 hours - but sometimes up to 3 days.
I accept Paypal and credit cards. I do not accept checks or money orders. Florida residents pay 6% sales tax.
COUPON CODES- They MUST be put in during the checkout process - I cannot go back after the order is placed and refund the coupon amount.
COMBINING ORDERS - Due to the high volume of orders, it is NOT possible for me to keep track of multiple orders to one person to combine them to refund shipping.
CUSTOM REQUESTS - please convo me to discuss customization BEFORE placing your order, and then include a note to seller when placing the order. I cannot accept convo requests after an order is placed.
WHOLESALE: I am not able to offer wholesale pricing. My handmade components take time to create, and I cannot mass produce them in order to reduce the price. Some commercially made items (chain, for example) may already have discounted price for purchasing in bulk.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
PLEASE NOTE that cut leather cord, wire or chain is not returnable. This is standard within the industry.
All requests for refunds must be made within 14 days of receipt of the item by convo message to seller.
Cost of original and return shipping is refunded only if an item is defective or an error was made by me.
CUSTOM REQUESTS - please convo me to discuss customization BEFORE placing your order, and then include a note to seller when placing the order. I cannot accept message requests after an order is placed.