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"forget me not" upcycled copper necklace

by Susan Harbourt
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

Plucked from Memory

This unforgettable necklace and its matching earrings features a sweet cluster of forget-me-not blossoms, a flower that has been worn for centuries as a symbol of enduring love and remembrance. This particular cluster is handcrafted by jewelry artist Susan Harbourt, and was the winner of UncommonGoods' Upcycling Design Challenge.

One night, while Susan was helping her husband update the original electrical system in their Edwardian-era house, she noticed the lovely aged copper wire they removed from the walls. Entranced by the beauty of this metal, she picked up a few scraps decided to incorporate them into lovely pieces of jewelry.

The reclaimed copper's aged patina gives her blooms an ombre shading, from dark to light. Her cut blossoms are then strung along a black, waxed cotton cord that can be adjusted to be worn as an elegant, long necklace, or as a striking choker. Made in Illinois.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
23408
Made from
copper, woven cotton cord
Measurements
Pendant: 1.75" L x 1.75" W, Cord: 36" L adjustable
Notes
Care recommendation: avoid swimming, showering, sleeping and sweating while wearing your necklace. Cleaning: use a soft toothbrush and mild soap. Rinse well with water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Be sure it is completely dry before storing it.
  • the maker
Susan Harbourt

Susan Harbourt

Susan Harbourt, is an engineer by training, an artist by accident, and a self taught metalsmith by choice.

One fateful night, she was helping her husband update the original electrical system installed during the 1930′s as a part of the Rural Electrification Act in their Edwardian era house. Scattered all over the floor were piles of lovely aged copper wire that they had just removed from the walls of the old house. Entranced by the beauty of the surrounding copper, she picked up a few scraps and wove them into a bracelet. A spark was ignited and a passion was born in that very moment.

Now Susan loves to experiment with a variety of metals and materials to see where her hammer takes her. There is an unequaled satisfaction in feeling the magic of making metal transform from something you would dismiss as a scrap to an amazing work of art. She primarily works in recycled sterling silver and reclaimed copper making an array of rings, necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks, and sentimental gifts and is in heaven when at her bench with all tools in action; saw, torch, hammers, anvil, and the list goes on…

Susan loves finding inspiration from the world around her. It not only shows through in all of her designs but also in the way she tries to run operate her business. Most of her work features reclaimed products and her studio is full of vintage tools and furniture. She is constantly striving to find more eco friendly ways to operate her business as well.

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"FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (10)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Pretty (8)
  • Elegant (6)
  • Good length (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Dress up or down (8)
  • Everyday (8)
  • Going out (5)
  • Office (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (7), Stylish (7), Classic style (6), Career (5), Modern (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6), No (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5)

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5.0

Stunning

By 

from naples, fl

About Me Comfort-Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Long

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about "FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE:

I might have put this on a chain. Cute though

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife

Comment on this review

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very cute

By 

from Denver

About Me Modern, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down

    Comments about "FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE:

    This is a gift for my 21 year old daughter, I think she's gonna love it:)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My go to necklace of choice

    By 

    from Chicago, il

    About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Romantic, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Pretty
    • Unique
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Office

      Comments about "FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE:

      I am so bad at remembering to put on jewelry. I get overwhelmed with trying to pick the right necklace for an outfit or shirt. THIS necklace solved that problem. It really goes with everything. I love how I can adjust the length by tying it long or short.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A great gift!

      By 

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Elegant
      • Pretty
      • Unique
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Too Short

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Office

      Comments about "FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE:

      I thought this necklace was very pretty and different. I gave it as a gift to the girl who has everything and she thought it would be good for traveling.

      I want to get one for myself!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Beautiful

      By 

      from Livermore, CA

      About Me Comfort-Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Elegant
      • Good Quality
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Difficult To Clasp
      • Too Long

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about "FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE:

      This necklace is simply beautiful, and the first day I wore it I received multiple compliments. The only downsize was the length and clasp. The necklace is very long, and I could not figure out how to work the clasp so had to have my husband tie the strings in a bow in the back once I pushed the clasp up to where the necklace was the correct length. This may limit how often I wear it, as I don't always have someone around to help me put my jewelry on.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This necklace is a delight!!!

      By 

      from Huntsville, AL

      About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Unique
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Office

        Comments about "FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE:

        Excellent service and delivery - as usual!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Perfect Gift

        By 

        from Myrtle Beach, SC

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Discerning, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Multi-functional
        • Pretty
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Office

        Comments about "FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE:

        The delivery was amazing. It was mailed the day I ordered it. The necklace was everything I hoped it would be. The versatility is wonderful. It is great during the day with jeans and a t-shirt, or with a little black dress for office or dinner. You can adjust the length to whatever neckline you are wearing. I wish there were earrings as I would buy them too.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The perfect bouquet!

        By 

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Career, Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Elegant
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about "FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE:

          I love how versatile the necklace is and can be worn with any outfit and any neckline! It is feminine without being too girly.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful!

          By 

          from Urbana, IL

          About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Pretty
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down

            Comments about "FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE:

            Loved this when I saw it on the website, and loved it even more when I opened the box. I've worn it twice in the three days I've had it, and adjusted the cord to different lengths each time using a slip-knot.

            Then to notice the artist lives about 20 minutes away... :-)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Elegant, Timeless, Superior Piece

            By 

            from Hamilton, Ohio

            About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern Wvintage Look, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Elegant
            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Timeless
            • Unique
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about "FORGET ME NOT" UPCYCLED COPPER NECKLACE:

              Beautiful handcrafted piece, elegantly packaged, with a certificate of authenticity from artisan. Perfect,timeless gift for a family member, spouse/partner, or anyone between the ages of 10 and 100+. I received this as a gift, and I love it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self

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              Q and A

              When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

              515votes, 66 comments

              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

              Susan turns reclaimed copper into unforgettable floral jewelry. We love the symbolism of the forget-me-nots, the varied colors, and, of course, the upcycled story. What do you love about this piece?

              Kimma
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              love this! I want one :)

              Alexis
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This necklace is just exquisite. I'm a huge fan of Susan Harbourt Designs...her workmanship and beautiful designs are unlike any other artist I've ever seen...

              donna
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              You go Susan!

              Valerie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              So proud of you, Susan! You deserve this. What a gorgeous design! I'm such a fan.

              Janis

              i can do this

              Laurel
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Beautiful, Susan!

              Sienna Grace

              I adore this!

              Stephanie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              LOVE this necklace!!

              Laura
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love this necklace! So pretty, and I love Susan's story of how she started making jewelry.

              Krista
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Lovely!

              Jacquie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Steph was right - this necklace is awesome!

              sandy
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love Susan's work!! I make jewelry too and I can't say enough about her work..

              carrie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I really like this! super cute and unique.

              vicki
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              very cute

              Kathryn D
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love this gorgeous, clean, elegant design!

              Kim
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is gorgeous!

              Sandra
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              love this!!

              Rachel
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Having seen her work in person, I can attest to her quality craftsmanship. Her designs are simple and elegant, and she creates so much depth with small nuances. I love her work!

              kathy
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Beautiful necklace.

              Monica
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Susan's work is gorgeous!

              Kristen
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is gorgeous!!!!

              fotini
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              very sweet

              Elizabeth
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Very elegant and uncluttered, natural and lovely!

              Lisa
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love the necklace. Material used, color and flowers. Enjoyed reading the legend/history.

              amanda
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              absolutely lovely

              Sarah
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I don't find this as impressive as other products but I do enjoy the color palette, copper wire, and can see a wide range of customers purchasing these.

              Nancy
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love it. It's something very different than what it out there. I looks derassy and also cassual.

              Rebecca
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love the necklace. Very unique. Her product story is interesting.

              Francine
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              a real talented girl designing a beautiful piece

              brenda
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Beautiful!!

              saw
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              love this one!

              wendi
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              interesting

              Sandie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is a beautiful piece of jewelry....the colors are gorgeous. So simple and elegant.

              denise
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              creative!

              Lynn
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This necklace really shows the fabulous combination of an engineer's hand and an artist's wonderful imagination!

              Nicholas
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Beautiful!

              ana
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              cute

              Mili
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              They are really preety..:)

              Tommie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love it.

              Jim
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Sexy

              Sarah
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Beautiful!!

              vicki
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is absolutely gorgeous. Such talent and imagination!

              bridgit

              Amazing work,I love it !!

              ray
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              not my thing

              Vera
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              cute!

              Glenda
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              pretty

              Rosangela
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Pretty.

              Kathy
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Beautiful

              Di
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              nice

              Melanie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Beautiful design-love this look!

              Anna
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              These are so pretty - I want one now!

              Linda

              VERY nice - thought I wonder what the flowers are made from? Leather? It's a lovely piece.

              Pamela
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Cute

              Susan Harbourt Designs
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Linda the flowers are made from reclaimed copper that came from scrap copper roofing material. Thanks for asking!

              Jessie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Gorgeous!

              Kim
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              absolutely stunning

              mabia
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              very beautiful

              Arelis
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Cute

              Amanda
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              wow

              Cynthia
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I like copper. But not copper flowers

              mariana
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              really cute~

              Maria
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Lovely for any occasion!

              Kimberly
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love the originality and craftsmanship of her pieces! I also love the back story!

              Patricia

              simply beautiful a treasre

              Janet

              Not into copper jewelry

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