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COPPER SHOP - BRACELETS

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In this section you'll find vintage copper bracelets as well as contemporary bracelets made by Native American artists.
Bracelets are listed smaller to larger - most are adjustable.
  Click on an item below for details and to order.

 Copper  Bracelet
Contemporary Flat Twist
6 1/4" - CSB90 - $40

Authentic Navajo Copper Horse Whisperer Twist Bracelet
Contemporary "Horse Whisperer"
Benny Tahe, Navajo
6 1/4" - CSB51A - $35

Copper Kachina Cuff Bracelet
Vintage NOS
6 1/4"- CSB86 - $50
Copper Kachina Cuff Bracelet
Vintage NOS
Bell Trading Co.
6 1/4"- CSB77 - $65
Vintage NOS Natifve American Navajo Copper Bracelet
Vintage NOS
Bell Trading Company
6 3/8" - CSB81 - $55

Vintage NOS Natifve American Navajo Copper Bracelet
Vintage NOS Repousse
6 3/8" - CSB85 - $50

Vintage Natifve American Navajo Copper Bracelet
Vintage
Bell Trading Company
6 1/2" - CSB60 - $35
Copper Cuff Bracelet
Symbols
Bell Trading Co.
6 1/2" to 7"- CSB21 - $65

Copper Kachina Cuff Bracelet
Bas-relief Kachina
NOS Bell Trading Co.
6 1/2"- CSB75 - $50

Copper Cuff Bracelet
Heavy Braided
6 1/2" - CSB31 - $45

Silver Bracelets

Stone Bracelets

Pawn Bracelets

Bargain Bracelets

Copper Cuff Bracelet
Symbols
Bell Trading Co.
6 1/2" - CSB62 - $45
Copper Twist Bracelet
Contemporary Twist
6 5/8" - CSB91A - $35
Copper Triple Twist Bracelet
Triple Twist
6 5/8" - CSB92 - $40
Copper Feather Bracelet
Contemporary - Feather
Douglas Etsitty, Navajo
6 5/8" - CSB52A - $45

Copper Link Bracelet
Thunderbird Link
6 3/4- CSB40 - $45

Copper Eagle Dancer Knifewing Cuff Bracelet
Eagle Dancer Knifewing
Vintage Bell Trading Co.
6 3/4"- CSB67 - $70

Copper Kachina Cuff Bracelet
Bas-relief Kachina
NOS Bell Trading Co.
6 3/4"- CSB73 - $40
Copper Eagle Dancer Knifewing Cuff Bracelet
Vintage Thunderbird
NOS Bell Trading Co.
6 3/4"- CSB74 - $85

Copper Eagle Dancer Knifewing Cuff Bracelet
Eagle Dancer Knifewing
Vintage Bell Trading Co.
6 3/4"- CSB78 - $75

Copper Feather Bracelet
Contemporary - Feather
Douglas Etsitty, Navajo
6 3/4" - CSB52B - $45

Copper Cuff Bracelet
Vintage NOS
6 3/4"- CSB80 - $58

Copper Link Bracelet
Vintage Solid Copper Link
6 3/4" - CSB96 - $20
Authentic Navajo Copper Feather Bracelet
Contemporary - Feather
Douglas Etsitty, Navajo
6 3/4" - CSB44A - $40
Copper Link Bracelet
Vintage Solid Copper Link
6 3/4" - CSB94 - $25
Copper Link Bracelet
Vintage Solid Copper Link
6 3/4" - CSB95 - $20
Copper Cuff Bracelet
Bowguard Style
Bell Trading Co.
7" - CSB28 - $65

Copper Kachina Cuff Bracelet
Bas-relief Kachina
NOS Bell Trading Co.
7"- CSB66 - $65

Authentic Navajo Copper and Sterling Silver Bear Paw Bracelet
Contemporary Repousse
Nora Bill, Navajo
7" - CSB50B - $55

Copper Feather Bracelet
Contemporary - Feather
Douglas Etsitty, Navajo
7" - CSB52C - $45
Copper Eagle Dancer Knifewing Cuff Bracelet
Eagle Dancer Knifewing
Vintage Bell Trading Co.
7"- CSB69 - $65
Copper Link Bracelet
Vintage Solid Copper Link
7" - CSB93 - $30

Copper Eagle Dancer Knifewing Cuff Bracelet
Eagle Dancer Knifewing
Vintage NOS Bell Trading Co.
7"- CSB76 - $50

Authentic Navajo Copper Feather Bracelet
Contemporary - Feather
Douglas Etsitty, Navajo
7" - CSB44D - $40
Copper Link Bracelet
Window Frame Link
7 1/4" - CSB14 - $45

Silver Bracelets

Stone Bracelets

Pawn Bracelets

Bargain Bracelets

Silver Bracelets

Stone Bracelets

Pawn Bracelets

Bargain Bracelets

Copper Feather Bracelet
Vintage NOS Stamped
7 1/4" - CSB87 - $40
Copper Feather Bracelet
Contemporary - Feather
Douglas Etsitty, Navajo
7 1/4" - CSB52D - $45

Copper Feather Bracelet
Contemporary - Feather
Douglas Etsitty, Navajo
7 3/8" - CSB52D - $45

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationhorsekeeping.com customer commentsCustomer Comments

"Hello Horsekeeping: My bracelet arrived this morning and it is gorgeous. I couldn't be more pleased. It is also the most comfortable cuff bracelet I have ever had on my wrist. Thank You." - RM

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RECENTLY SOLD COPPER SHOP BRACELETS

Copper Eagle Dancer Rainbow Man Cuff Bracelet
Eagle Dancer Rainbow Man
NOS Bell Trading Co.
7"- CSB71 - $65 SOLD
Copper Cuff Bracelet
Bear Tracks
Bell Trading Co.
6 1/2"- CSB82 - $20 SOLD
Copper Cuff Bracelet
Contemporary Medicine Bear
6 5/8"- CSB89 - $20 SOLD
Copper Kachina Cuff Bracelet
Vintage Bowguard Cuff
NOS Bell Trading Co.
6 1/4"- CSB84 - $50 SOLD
Authentic Navajo Copper and Sterling Silver Bear Paw Bracelet
Contemporary
Verna Tahe, Navajo
6 1/4" - CSB48B - $35
SOLD
Copper Cuff Bracelet
Contemporary Medicine Bear
6 3/4"- CSB88 - $20 SOLD
Authentic Navajo Copper Feather Bracelet
Contemporary - Feather
Douglas Etsitty, Navajo
6 3/4" - CSB44A - $40 SOLD
Copper Link Bracelet
Link
7 1/2" - CSB41 - $45 SOLD
Copper Chain Bracelet
Chain
7 1/2" - CSB42 - $30 SOLD
Copper Eagle Dancer Rainbow Man Cuff Bracelet
Eagle Dancer Rainbow Man
NOS Bell Trading Co.
7"- CSB70 - $65
SOLD
Copper Feather Bracelet
Contemporary - Feather
Douglas Etsitty, Navajo
7" - CSB52C - $45 SOLD
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Copper Characteristics

Copper is a pure elemental metal, CU on the periodic table. It is reddish brown and is soft enough so that it is malleable which means you can shape and bend it fairly easily.

Copper oxidizes and darkens when it comes in contact with the air in the environment. It tends to get to a certain dark color but then it doesn't get any darker.

If you've ever seen copper roofs that have turned green, that is what is called copper patina. The copper has reacted with the environment and rain, especially if it is acidic rain.

The same sort of thing can happen when copper comes in contact with your skin if your skin is acidic. The acids in your skin combine with copper and make copper salts which are green. They are harmless and can simply be washed off.

Copper Care

Copper develops a patina, much like sterling silver, but faster and darker, especially in the presence of heat, sunlight, sweat, swimming pools and chlorine water, chemicals and cosmetics. Remove copper jewelry before bathing, swimming, doing dishes, putting on lotion or makeup.

Some people love the deep rich look of vintage copper while others like the bright shiny bronze look of clean copper.

Storage
Keep cooper in a cool, dry place. If possible, store in an anti-tarnish pouch, box or cloth. If you have none of these, use a tightly sealing plastic bag to keep air from contacting the copper items. Adding a strip of anti-tarnish paper can also slow down tarnish.

Cleaning
Effective cleaning products for copper are highly acidic. Here are some methods for cleaning a solid copper item with no stones or gems.

Lemon Juice

  • Lay a cloth on your kitchen counter, one that you don't mind getting dirty.
  • Place your copper item in a glass or ceramic bowl on the cloth.
  • Squirt lemon juice over the item.
  • Move the item in the liquid so that all surfaces have a chance to react with the lemon juice.
  • Use a toothbrush to scrub the lemon juice in the crevices.
  • Rinse.
  • Wash with warm water and soap, using your toothbrush again if necessary.
  • Dry

Salt and Vinegar Soak

  • Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 cup of vinegar to 2 quarts of boiling water.
  • Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Dip the copper item in the liquid, rinse and dry.

Lemon Juice Salt Paste

  • Mix lemon juice and salt together until you have a paste which you can use for deep cleaning.
  • Apply with a cloth or toothbrush as appropriate.
  • Rinse
  • Dry

To make a paste that you can apply and leave on an item for a deeper cleanse, you can make a thicker paste by adding some flour to the above lemon-salt paste.

Ketchup and Worcestershire sauce have been noted to be excellent copper cleaners but more expensive than the home preparations above.

To maintain the shine, you can buff a copper piece with an anti-tarnish cloth.

Reaction between copper and your skin

If you have ever had a copper bracelet that started to turn green or even turn your skin green, you might have been turned off by copper.

The green color results from an individual's body chemistry at a particular time. Two people can wear the same bracelet and one person's wrist will turn green and the other's will not. A person can wear a copper bracelet one day with no green marks and the next day green marks might appear.

What does the green tell you? The green color means that your skin has become more acidic and has dissolved copper from the bracelet faster than the body can absorb it. This usually happens when we sweat, when we are stressed, when we experience dietary changes, mainly a poor diet (think junk food).
Green marks might also appear when the body is deficient in copper so is trying to obtain it a rate faster than it can absorb.

When the body is in a state of homeostasis, the copper is absorbed through the skin at the same rate it is dissolved from the bracelet so there are no green marks.

Some makers of copper jewelry, put a coating (sealer) on the copper item to preserve it and prevent the copper from interacting with the wearer's skin. But then, the purported health benefits of wearing copper would not be achieved.

Is there a health benefit to wearing copper?

There are many who swear by the health benefits of wearing copper (copper bracelet manufacturers) while others have the opposite viewpoint.

Most everyone agrees that wearing copper jewelry does no harm.

Proponents of the benefits say copper does some or all of the following and more:

  • Provide necessary copper by absorption through the skin.
  • Relive arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome pain etc.
  • Clear the body of toxins.
  • Aid in healing.

The Bell Trading Company was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1935 by Jack Michelson amd his wife Mildred. They sold Native American Indian jewelry at various tourist locations in the southwestern United States until the late 1980s. Their main competitor was Maisel's Indian Trading Post. The Bell company got its name from Jack's wife, whose maiden name was Bell. In 1972 the company name was changed to Sunbell Corp. and items including giftware and moccasins were added to the jewelry inventory. The types of jewelry sold by Bell Trading included sterling silver, nickel silver, gold, and copper. Over the years numerous hallmarks were used on items sold by Bell Trading. The hallmarks typically included the image of a bell or that of an arrow sign post with a bell sign hanging from it. Shown here a just a few of Bell Trading Company's hallmarks.

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