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5 Ways to Clean Copper Naturally

cleaning copper with simple household ingredients

Copper is a great pure metal, you can do so much with it! It will tarnish though if left in its natural state. It might even grow patina, if you leave it in a moist environment with high humidity. Hey, it turned green like the Statue of Liberty! These are also some of the most […]

How to Flame Paint Copper

flame painting copper tutorial

Flame painting copper is a real art form, but you can get nice results even as a beginner. It is a great way to create something beautiful in a very short time and get a feeling of accomplishment.  Clean Your Copper Start your experiment with clean copper. You will get better color results on “new” […]

How to Cut Copper Sheet with Simple Tools

how to cut copper sheet

Cutting your own copper shapes can be easier than you think. For higher gauges (meaning thinner copper) you can easily do it with standard hardware store metal snips. They look like big scissors and work the same way. For thicker copper sheet you would want to use a jewelry saw, it’s a bit slower, but […]

27 Facts You Might Not Know about Copper

What is copper - history, uses, properties

Copper is an essential mineral found in plant life and in the human body and it is also a metal alloy with a reddish-orange color. The use of copper dates back over 10,000 years. Pure copper is very soft and malleable and is combined with other metals, such as brass and bronze, for use in […]