Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Be the best gift giver of them all with Copper Chameleon Jewelry

With the Holidays somehow already upon us once again, you may be asking yourself..."how can I really get the most bang for my buck while also being the best gift giver of all?"

The answer you will find lies with local artists. Not only do you support your local economy this way, but the thought behind picking out a one of a kind, possibly customized piece of artwork will totally impress the recipient.
Another pair of slippers from Target or this...

The size of the box may be smaller, but the fashion and fun far exceeds the fuzzy feet.
You pick the colors, 1 for each side. Shown in Russet Brown and Peacock Blue with a gunmetal chain. Color samples below. Sterling silver and yellow gold-filled chain also available. Only $42!!!

www.copperchameleon.com, www.brittanysondberg.com

Monday, August 23, 2010

Marcia Anne Macdonald 1958-2010

Marcia Anne Macdonald
December 10, 1958 - July 21, 2010

The Green Hill Center for NC Art hosted a really wonderful memorial service for Marcia Macdonald yesterday. There was an exhibit of her truly awesome work along with sketches, insights and works in progress.
It was an amazing event, so many people from all walks of life were there to honor her. There were lots of tears, but laughs as well. Her friends, sister, mother, husband Steve, teacher Jim Gallucci and a student from her workshops all took their turns delivering excellent eulogies. I was immensely moved by her mothers words both maternally sensitive but also her ability to interject humor, which Marcia would have enjoyed. Also her husband, not thinking he would be able to get through what he had planned to say, spoke beautifully of Marcia, of their love story and of their goofy and tender moments alike.
I really wish I had the opportunity to know her much sooner and for much longer than I did. However I seriously appreciate that I was able to call her a friend and will continue to be inspired and motivated by her lasting memory and energy, that will no doubt stay with me forever.

"It's not the length of life, but depth of life" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

This image is of a collaborative necklace over 50 metalsmiths created as a gift to her when she was sick. She treasured it, one of the first things she told me when I first met her was about this necklace and how it tickled her to think they all came together in her support and honor to create such an awesome piece.

Below are some more images of her work, my photos don't do it justice, trust me.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


New recycled fine silver "smashed" earrings with tube set stones. Available with posts (shown) or on sterling earring hooks.
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Monday, March 15, 2010

New Website

Check out the new Copper Chameleon website specializing in upscale one of a kind jewelry designs. http://brittanysondberg.com
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Friday, March 12, 2010

New Cuffs

Some fun new vitreous enameled copper cuff bracelets. Available by special order only. Sizes small 6", medium 7", large 8" and xlarge 9".
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Copper Bowl Water Feature

On Saturday I installed a 24" x 8" copper bowl water feature at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro. It is a memorial that will be used as a baptismal bowl for outdoor ceremonies. I am glad it is finished but am even happier that I was involved in such a meaningful project.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Good Morning!

I finally got a chance to read this really nice article by Billy Jones aka "Recyclebill" about Copper Chameleon and the nasty side of precious metal mining. So I thought I would share!


If you would like to find out more about what makes mining so bad for the environment and society follow the link below.

"Most consumers don't know where the gold in their products comes from,
or how it is mined. Gold mining is a dirty industry: it can displace
communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy
pristine environments.

This website provides an overview of the major social, environmental,
and economic impacts of gold mining. For more information, please read
our report, Dirty Metals: Mining, Communities, and the Environment
and the latest gold mining fact sheet, and join us in the campaign to
end dirty gold mining practices."


Friday, February 26, 2010

Trunk Show

A successful trunk show up in MD last night, thanks to those who came and supported Copper Chameleon!
Just got a Blackberry- fun! Tomorrow dress shopping with my mom and sisters. Back to NC on Sunday.
I realize this is a dull post, but I just wanted to try out some mobile blogging. Don't worry I won't be making a habit of it... it's kinda difficult with these tiny buttons.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Charmed Show

Charmed, an exhibition of artist-made charms in the Store at Contemporary Craft is available now through March 2010.

Forty nationally recognized jewelers created charms in a variety of materials, from silver, gold, and enamel, to silk, plastic, suede, and romance novels. Priced between $20 and $500, you can create a collection of your favorite on a charm bracelet, or wear them individually as a pendant. In addition, DIY (do-it-yourself) charms are available for $10 each--stamp something meaningful onto a sterling silver oval and add it to your collection.

Participating artists include:

Robert Ebendorf, Sarah Holden, Becky I. Chader, Victoria Altepeter, Rob Jackson, Raissa Bump, Kathryn Osgood, Colleen Heineman, Tedd McDonah, Margaux Lange, Kat Cole, Jen Townsend, Cappy Counard, Marlene True, Stacy Rodgers, Mary Hallam Pearse, James Thurman & Sandie Zilker, Lynn Batchelder, Robert Longyear, Brittany Sondberg, Ana Lopez, Erica Stankwytch Bailey, Vince Pontillo, Adrienne M. Grafton, Melissa Manley, Lynette Andreasen, Bryan Peterson, Tavia Brown, Autumn Brown, Talya Baharal, Renee Zettle-Sterling, Stacey Webber, Alissa Lamarre, Liz Steiner, Haley Sullivan, Mara Friedland, Caroline Gore, and Sue Amendolara

If you happen to be in the Pittsburgh area, go check this out!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Warm It Up Chris!

So it was about 58 and sunny yesterday-beautiful. However today its 38 going down to about 18 with 3-6 inches of snow and sleet headed our way and more tomorrow. Not to mention a "real feel" of about 11 tomorrow night.

I have found some warmth inspiring photos to share. I feel kinda bad mixing some great Rothko's with yellow shoes and daisies, but it just worked.

Warm it up Chris.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Big Love

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Big enameled copper heart necklaces are now available on the Copper Chameleon website!