About Us

Handmade jewelry made to tell your story.

Life is full of twists and turns. In the summer of 2009, I was looking for a windmill to decorate a spot in my front yard. One thing lead to another, and with just a couple of tools and some salvaged sheet copper, I ended up making that windmill and much more. I became obsessed with the beauty and versatility of copper: how it can be shaped, fastened, patterned, and the forgiving quality of the metal. After receiving a Best of Show award at the 2010 Utah State Fair for my Dutch windmill, I decided to start making jewelry.

Creating wearable art is always on my mind. Jewelry pieces are little sculptures. Imagination, skill, material and (on some occasions) design combine to form something that is greater than the sum of its parts. I'm motivated by making something for someone.  I especially like personalized items and have come to learn that every ring has a story for the person wearing it.

Many thanks to my customers, and all the help and support I have gotten from my wife and daughters. They have been my best source of advice, critiques, product testing and help in so many ways.  
Other Online shops
https://www.amazon.com/handmade/The-Copper-Phoenix?ref=hnd_dp_smp_img ( opened Oct. 8, 2015 )
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thecopperphoenix  (opened Nov 22, 2010 - Moved here 5/20)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CopperPhoenixDesigns  (opened June 5, 2012 moved here 5/20)  
Please feel free to visit my other shops but I would appreciate your business on my own little website.
Contact me at fred@thecopperphoenix.com or call 801-703-1425          
Fred Wilhelmsen
6325 So. Vinecrest Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121