"Forget Me Not" Upcycled Copper Necklace

created by

Susan Harbourt

$64.00 $ 49.99

Susan Harbourt created by

Susan Harbourt

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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.

Susan Harbourt

created by

Susan Harbourt

location

Illinois

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.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
copper, woven cotton cord
Measurements
Pendant: 1.75" L x 1.75" W, Cord: 36" L adjustable
Care
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.
Item ID
23408

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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)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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

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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

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    (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

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      (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

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      (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

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      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

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        (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

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        (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

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          (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

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            (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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