Must-Have Solid Copper Jewelry Made in the Pacific Northwest

Must-have solid copper jewelry made in the Pacific Northwest
Here at Woodland Metalsmith, we take the term "handcrafted" very seriously. The designer and coppersmith, Kahlia, has always had her heart set on creating locally and sustainably sourced jewelry.
Not just inspired by the Pacific Northwest, but made there as well!

Woodland Metalsmith

Woodland Metalsmith is a small handcrafted business in Washington state that focuses on expertly handcrafted copper jewelry made with local gemstones. Located just north of Quilcene, Kahlia finds beach stones and river rocks to create her one of a kind pieces.

Pacific Northwest Gemstones

Each piece of jewelry is truly made with love. These gemstones are hand-picked from local beaches and river beds on the Olympic Peninsula. Some of the designers favorite stones include Jasper, Agates and fossils. The rock hounding and beach combing aspect of her work is a very important and intentional part of the process. It's not just a hobby, it's a job that happens to be quite fun and exciting! 
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Beautiful banded beach agate found in Jefferson County. This specimen will be used for pendant necklaces.
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Stunning Picture Jasper specimen found in Jefferson County.

Lapidary Process

Lapidary is an interesting process which involves cutting, shaping and polishing stones. These local gemstones are then used as cabochons for stone setting! Doing the lapidary work herself, Kahlia is able to freely create cabochon shapes and styles she wouldn't normally be able to purchase online or in person. This process makes her copper pendant necklaces unique and 100% handmade.
Needless to say, it's really nice knowing exactly where your gemstones comes from.
yellow jasper cabochons
Yellow Jasper with Agate veins. A very unique gemstone found on the Olympic Peninsula.

Metalsmithing Technique

All jewelry at Woodland Metalsmith is entirely designed and created by Kahlia. Once she has done her lapidary work, the artist heads to the bench to start drawing designs, sawing sheet metal, soldering it together, filing and then sanding. There's a lot of in-between processes, but this is the overall scope of her coppersmithing technique. She then sets her stones and seals up the metal to preserve the luster.

Who is it For?

Most jewelry is made for both men and women. The designs are intentionally made unisex, with a few more feminine and masculine designs available. Woodland Metalsmith jewelry makes great jewelry gifts for your mother, daughter, son or husband.

Copper Pendant Necklaces

moss agate copper pendant necklace
Colorful Moss Agate copper pendant necklace created by Woodland Metalsmith.
Copper necklaces are handmade with pure copper, sometimes sterling silver and brass, and hand picked gemstones. The adjustable black cord that the pendant hangs from is comfortable and durable! The cord extends up to 28 inches for you to pull it over your head. Then, you just tighten it to the length you prefer! Super easy.
octopus copper brass pendant necklace

Gemstone Copper Earrings

 Copper earrings are delicately handcrafted with hypoallergenic niobium hooks. These hooks are great for ultra sensitive skin and give the earrings a mixed-metal look. Find simple earrings or statement earrings, the choice is yours!

All earrings come with silicone backers.

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River Jasper mixed-metal earrings by Woodland Metalsmith.
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Sea Star copper earrings by Woodland Metalsmith.

Copper Bracelets

Adjustable and easy to use, copper bracelets come in two different styles and three sizes. From small to large wrists, you're bound to find one that fits you. Bracelets are polished and coated to prevent further tarnishing.

adjustable twisted copper bracelets
Twisted copper bracelets are entirely handcrafted from 14 gauge pure copper wire.
The designer uses two pieces of raw metal and twists them by hand for a whimsical touch. Hammer textured and oxidized for a rustic feel, these bangles are work hardened for sturdiness and longevity.
Despite the sturdiness of these bangles, they are easily bendable and adjustable to conform to your wrist. You can stack them, mix them with other metals, or just let one do the talking!
adjustable solid copper bracelets
Solid copper bracelets are handmade with a single piece of thick 10 gauge copper wire.
Hammered and polished for a bright and shiny finish, these versatile stacking bracelets are perfect to wear single, or you can mix and match with other bangles and rings.
 Work hardened for durability and easily adjustable, these textured bracelets make a stunning gift for someone who loves simple jewelry.

Copper Rings

All copper rings are adjustable as well to account for finger fluctuation, and they are extremely comfortable! Made with 14 gauge wire, they are sturdy and just small enough to barely notice you are wearing it.

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adjustable pure copper ring

Adjustable hammered copper ring by Woodland Metalsmith.

Enjoy the Benefits of Copper

Why wear copper jewelry?
Copper can help with arthritis and joint pain!
Yes, you heard that correctly! People have been wearing copper bracelets for thousands of years to help aid with pain, immune support and iron absorption.
Wearing a copper bracelet whenever you experience pain will help minimize it over time, and you can wear it daily as preventative care.

Where Copper Jewelry is Sold

You can find these beautiful pendant necklaces online. Kahlia also sells her work at the local farmers market and other art fairs around the Olympic Peninsula. You can visit the events page for upcoming events.

Reduced Packaging Waste

Woodland Metalsmith ships jewelry exclusively within the US, using eco friendly paper packaging

Why This Work Is Important

Using Pacific Northwest gemstones and pure copper, she works to cut down on unnecessary shipping pollution, packaging waste and unethical mass mining. With billions of people on the planet, there are always ways to cut down. As a business owner, Kahlia knows she has an important responsibility to help make the world a better place.

How To Care For Copper Jewelry

Copper jewelry care is easy! In Woodland Metalsmiths blog, you can find helpful tips on how to care for copper jewelry, as well as guides for gift shopping.

Why Buy From Woodland Metalsmith?

Woodland Metalsmith offers one of a kind jewelry for men and women who enjoy the warmth and luster of copper and Pacific Northwest style! Copper jewelry makes great gifts, and we have something you are looking for. All jewelry is made to last with a clear lacquer coating to prevent tarnishing.

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