Birch Leaf (Turquoise), Copper Cuff, Handmade Bracelet


Leaves hold symbolism in many cultures, but in general, they symbolize growth.

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Leaves hold symbolism in many cultures, but in general, they symbolize growth. The green leaves of spring and summer depict hope, renewal and revival. Blazing yellow, orange and red leaves of fall represent the change of season. Ultimately, fallen leaves complete the circle of life.

I have always been fond of the outdoors. As a a child I would play in the woods and naturally studied the plants and trees. I liked to learn where each plant liked to grow, what kind of light it grew best in and what kind of moisture it thrived with. Birch trees have a special place in my heart as they were plentiful in our Minnesota woods and have the most unique bark!

I have applied turquoise and dark patinas to emphasize the details of the design and to give it a vintage look. This bracelet is coated with a metal sealer to help preserve the colors.

To achieve the design on this bracelet, I have used an acid etching technique. Years of experimenting with and fine tuning the process have led to the intricate details you see here.

This gorgeous bracelet was fashioned with thick, 14 gauge (1.6 mm) copper. It measures 1” W x 6” L and has a 1 1/5” opening in the back to slip over your wrist. The cuff is adjustable and usually accommodates wrist sizes 5 3/4” to 7 3/4” comfortably, depending how loose or tight you like to wear your jewelry. To ensure this will fit your wrist please measure your wrist. If you have questions about the sizing please don’t hesitate to ask me.

SIZING: The cuff may be slowly adjusted, with even pressure on both sides of the opening. Please remember to leave yourself just the right amount of space to be able take the bracelet off without it being too loose to fall off your wrist on its own. Adjusting the size of metal jewelry frequently is not recommended. To put the bracelet on and to take it off, it may be helpful to do so sideways, just above your wrist bone, in the meaty part of your forearm. For further details on the proper sizing of your cuff, please watch the video on the Sizing & Care page.

CARE: Please treat your GaleForce Design Jewelry as you would all special jewelry. Avoid exposure to water, lotions, sprays, cleaners, perfumes, abrasives, etc.

This piece comes packaged in a gift box. Care and sizing instructions are featured on the inside lid of the box.