This 100% copper bracelet is handmade from Metal Clay*. I made a template for the repeating segment and used it to create each of the pieces individually. Each piece is polished to a high shine, then linked them together with jump rings, and it fastens with a toggle clasp. The bracelet is surprisingly lightweight, and a unique, one of a kind piece.
Metal Clay, sometimes abbreviated as MC, is made from super-fine particles of metal (in this case copper) mixed with an organic binder resulting in a mailable clay. After creating a piece of jewelry, art, or other item from this clay, it is fired at very high temperatures in a kiln where the organic binders burn away leaving only the metal behind.