Monday, 30 April 2012


Good morning everyone!  I hope you all had a good weekend.  I'm grumpy today because my internet's running so slowly I can't list any new items on Etsy.  Hopefully I'll get through this blog ok...

If you have spent the weekend trying to figure out the theme of Friday's blog, I'll put you out of your misery.  It was...  The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble, depending which country you're in).  If you're still confused I'll explain what all the clues meant at the bottom of this post.  There were 2 people who got the answer right so I flipped a coin and the winner was Patricia O'Reilly, who gets this Avengers logo keyring.

Today we're  looking at handmade items made from copper, and just to make things difficult for myself I'm avoiding jewellery.  Enjoy!

Copper Butterfly Gift Tag by littleredrobinetsy
£3.50 (+ 1.50 p&p)
Unusual keepsake copper gift tag butterfly shaped with stamped message.  This butterfly gift tag can be customised and personalised with your own message up to 50 characters including spaces around the outside of the butterfly for a unique gift tag which can be treasured afterwards. The butterfly measures approximately 5cm across at its widest part.

Handbound Faux Leather Journal with Copper Buckle by lisaorourke
£13 (+ £2 p&p)
This gorgeous red journal is handbound using the longstitch method and is made of faux red leather. It has pink and red patterned paper inside and is fastened with a handforged copper buckle and belt made from machine stitched red and white cotton patterned fabric. The book is 15 and a half cm long and 11 and a half cm wide with 30 blank cream paper pages. 

Copper Flower Triptych by LivingStoneCrafts
£48 (+ £4 p&p)
The Lily, The Rose & The Tulip, this charming picture is made in copper and depicts the three flowers in an Art Nouveau style. The flowers are carefully worked into the metal using the repousse technique. It is given a lovely patina and they have been double mounted and presented in a natural wood frame. The picture measures 19.5x30cm. 

Hammered Copper Bookmark by BlackOrchidDesigns17
£6 (+ £3 p&p)
This lovely funky bookmark has been hand shaped and hammered, Then adorned with lovely Opalite gemstone beads, each link has been individualy hand shaped and hammered also.

Knitted Copper Wire Octopus by JohnBinetFauvel
£186.34 (+ £3.79 p&p)
Copper Octopus - Knitted Recycled Copper Wire Sculpture
General dimensions are -
15cm / 6 inches
15cm / 6 inches
6cm / 2.5 inches
This piece is made solely from recycled electrical copper wire salivaged from a transformer. 

Ladies Masquerade Mask by gringrimaceandsqueak
£37.90 (+ £4.42 p&p)
Pretty ladies masquerade mask in copper wire with hand beaded panels, finished with black satin ribbon. A very dainty piece, with delicate beading in topaz colour seed beads, designed to accentuate rather than hide.
Dimensions are 19cm (w) x 6cm (h), handmade 

Miniature Copper House Ornament by StudioJewellerybyJo
£28 (+ £2 p&p)
The Town House is made from Copper with a silver door, windows and Chimney, this little house stands on its own and is for display only.  The Town House is antiqued to give it that weather beaten look and is coated in a wax to prevent to much further aging but being copper this will naturally occur anyway.  The Town House measures approx 30mm x 10mm and the houses are frabricated using copper sheet not clay

Moss Green Photo Frame with Copper Leaf by nebauerandanthony
£25 (+ free delivery)
This decorative leaf-scrolled frame has been painted moss green and hand-decorated with copper leaf. It is finished with two coats of hard wearing varnish to protect the leaf.
External Measurements: 27 x 22cm

Photo Size: 16.5 x 11.5 cm (6.5 x 4.5")

Copper Wire OOAK Bird by PoppySeedCats
£15 (+ £2.70 p&p)
Here is an adorable bird made out of copper wire, he measures 100mm (length) X 70mm (height) X 60mm (width). This little birdy is one of a kind OOAK.  It is lightweight and free-standing and would make a lovely addition to anyone's bedroom or study. 

So, you want to know how all those items were clues to The Avengers?  Here's a quick run through...

1. Silver Aries Zodiac Constellation Pendant - The film Zodiac starred Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr, who are both in The Avengers

2. Silver Pearl Curve Earrings - A clue to Scarlett Johansson, star of The Girl with The Pearl Earring and The Avengers

3. Firefly Print Hobby Horse - Avengers director Joss Whedon created the TV series Firefly

4. Knitted Rainbow Rattlesnake - Samuel L Jackson stars in the Avengers and Snakes on a Plane

5. Marvel Monkey - Fairly obvious this one - The Avengers is a Marvel comic

6. Sherlock Holmes Print - Robert Downey Jr played Sherlock Holmes in 2 films

7. Sterling Silver Shield Ring - S.H.I.E.L.D.

8. Stars and Stripes Apron - Captain America

9. Terracotta Thor's Hammer - Thor

10. Bowler Hat and Union Jack Handstamped Gift Tags - This one's a bit of a red herring - it's a clue to the 1960s British TV show The Avengers.          


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my stamped butterfly copper message. I have tweeted your blog.

    Fabulouso copper x

  2. woo hoo! where do I give you my address

    1. You can message it to me on facebook or email it to me

      jenna @