From Anti-Aging Sheets to Handmade Copper Lighting

 - Dec 12, 2009   Updated: Jul 20 2011
Copper is strong, malleable and has been used by civilizations for thousands of years. Let's hear it for copper! Seriously though, from that penny in your pocket to the copper wiring that is carrying the electricity to your computer, we would be fundamentally lost without this element.

From anti-aging sheets to handmade copper lighting, check out the 11 copper creations that will have you wishing it was your face on that penny.

Implications - While the resource may once have been used in industries for its necessity, copper is the perfect candidate for works of art, jewelry and even household items. Its gorgeous finish and sustainable quality is appealing to consumers who use the metal to spice up their homes, outfits and reflect personal style.