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More likely to line the inside of power cables than to delicately hang from a woman’s neck, copper is jewelry maker Kristine MacDonald’s medium of choice. For the past five years, she has transformed the humble metal into precious pieces of prairie-inspired art — hand sawing, sanding, etching and polishing each element in her Edmonton studio.
MacDonald started working with copper while attending a community silversmithing class. Students often practice with the less expensive metal before moving into silver, but MacDonald loved the look and decided to carve herself a little niche by working exclusively with copper.
MacDonald’s designs often reflect life
on the prairies. Wheat stocks elevate an outfit, while mountainscapes tie
together a new suit and the North Saskatchewan River dances playfully across a