Using donated pipes

Those of you who know who me know that I love to make jewelry from materials that have served another purpose before I get them. Copper pipe is one of my favorites. I’ve been using my trusty pipe cutters to make small pieces from the pieces donated by friends.

Today these pieces will go into the rock tumbler together with stainless steel shot, a bit of Dawn and a bit of water. I hope this cleans them up and smooths out the edges.


This is a picture of a piece I recently sold that started out this way.


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