DIY Copper Cuff

DIY Copper Cuff @themerrythoughtI had a super productive weekend this weekend! Got ahead on some blog posts and got some cleaning done around the apartment. I feel like I can finally breathe! This was one of the projects I decided to give a try this weekend. I had some copper tubing left from the twig bracelets that I made a few weeks ago and I decided to put it to use (and not clutter up my already chaotic crafting corner) and make a few simple copper cuffs. All you need is a bit of strength and a tubing cutter and you can adorn your arm with one of these beauties.
DIY Copper Cuff @themerrythought What you need:
Copper Tubing
Tubing Cutter
-Hammer

How to make it:
Measure out how long you will need your cuff with a flexible tape measure. Use the tubing cutter to cut the wire to size and sand the ends so they are smooth. If you want a flat cuff, use a hammer to pound it flat on a smooth, hard surface. Use something sturdy and round (and a bit larger than the size of your wrist) to bend the tubing around. Wear it!
DIY Copper Cuff @themerrythought DIY Copper Cuff @themerrythought DIY Copper Cuff @themerrythought DIY Copper Cuff @themerrythoughtOff to work this morning before spending the afternoon with Levi. What are you up to today?

xo. Caitlin

Psst… check out our DIY Etched Copper Cuff too!

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  • Monday, March 3, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Allison Katelyn - I love this! I am a big fan of rose gold which is not always easy to find, so copper is a good substitute. :) What did you use to bend the copper around to get the bracelet shape? A pipe of some kind?

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  • Monday, March 3, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Alison - Love these! Such a great, simple idea. Definitely will try on my own. Thanks for sharing!

    XO Alison
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  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    Alexis @ Persia Lou - Love these! Just beautiful. If you have a minute, I’d love if you came by and linked up at The Makers link party on my site.ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Maria Vel - Wonderful bracelets. However, keep in mind that copper oxidizes badly, leading to green marks on the skin. I would suggest covering it with metal polish, or a simple transparent nail polish, to avoid the oxidization for some time.ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 2:49 am

    Linda Ekman - Love these bracelets and have copper tubing from another project! Wondering 2 things. 1- Is there a particular type of hammer you use to flatten tubing? 2- What do you bend copper around to form bracelet? Thank you kindly! ElleReplyCancel

    • Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 12:59 am

      Caitlin McGrath - I just used a regular hammer for mine. I bent mine around a jar I had lying around. You could use pvc pipe, a hairspray bottle, a soup can… basically anything that is round, slightly larger than your wrist, and won’t break when you’re bending the metal around it. Hopefully that helps!!ReplyCancel

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