With a background in Environment Sciences, our newest maker, Jess Dunlop of Coppers, believes in curbing excessive production of new materials and repurposing existing ones. This led her to up-cycling pennies into unique hand-crafted jewelry.
Jess loves working with copper as it’s durable, earthy and has many properties that support the immune system. Her process includes doming, cleaning and painting the pennies into a variety of colours and protects them with non-toxic wax and sealants.
With this unique medium, Jess creates pins, necklaces and earrings that come in a range of styles and colours and can be easily paired.
Come to the Works today to check out these unique and meaningful pieces that will give a sense of pride to any local. Requests can be made for specific styles, as well as birth years for your one of a kind piece.