Vasculms/Purses, Sheet Copper and Recycled Copper Wire

I used to make these items out of recycled metal and tin. Back then I used a soldering iron to connect the pieces. I am now making them out of copper and recycled copper wire. Now I have to use a torch to connect the pieces. These come in two sizes, a full size piece and a clutch.

The vasculm is a very old design. The smaller sized ones were originally made to collect plant samples in the field and to bring them home safely to identify them. The larger ones were called Tinker Boxes for carrying the tools of the Tinsmith.

Now, they are a great fashion statement with a historic story to tell.

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