Doesn't look like much right now but the start of a new sculpture. I haven't done sculpture in nearly 2 years so I'm excited to go back to one of my first loves.
I like working with wire but my hands definitely don't.
Mineral: COPPER - Element with symbol Cu and atomic number 29. It has been used for its various benefits for thousands of years. Copper's name originates from the Latin word cyprium, because it was originally mined in Cyrus.
Copper has various properties which make it nearly indispensable to modern civilizations. It is an essential nutrient to all high plants and animals. In animals, it is found in the bloodstream, as a co-factor in various enzymes, and in copper-based pigments. If its amounts are high, it can be poisonous.
Since it is a physical conductor of electricity and heat, it is also considered the conductor of a spiritual person’s belief system. Copper is used in the treatment of wounds and skin diseases, as well as internal diseases, anemia, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease. It can also help improve the circulation of blood, increasing energy and detoxifying the body.
It is used to bring along energies for all types of healing, including the treatment of arthritis, pain relief of broken bones, as well as sexual instability and low energy. Copper jewelry has been found to relieve joint stiffness and arthritis by opening the flow of blocked energy. It is considered a mineral to increase energy and mental agility. In legend, it is said to be the metal of the God Hermes, who facilitates mental agility.