I love copper. I like to make windchimes with it, I like to make jewelry with it. It does take a little extra care but I think its worth it. Over the summer we had to do some electrical work so my husband and I saved all the old wire, stripped it and I used it in windchimes. The cool thing about that was when the wire turned, the glass looked like it was hanging from nothing because the copper blended in to the background. Cool.
Well, there is someone that uses copper for her jewelry and I wanted to point you in her direction, The name of her studio is CreativeTreasures and she's not kidding. I love these pins. They would make lovely gifts or you could just spoil yourself.
here are my two favorites: She has the heart pin in turquoise also....
So here's the link so you can have a look at all of her jewelry, it's not just the pins that are pretty.. http://www.artfire.com/users/Ctbydonna