Old Kansas Statehouse Dome Copper reused

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Some of the copper from the old Kansas Statehouse dome is being repurposed.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports several artists are using some of the weathered copper that was removed from the dome during renovations to make jewelry and sculptures. The creations are on sale in the Capitol gift shop.

Artist Kristen Haug says the artists get the copper in rough-edged sheets, which they then work into their creations.

She cuts hers into smaller rectangles or circles, applies lacquer to keep the green color from rubbing off and sets them in sterling silver frames to make jewelry.

Posted by Greg Palmer

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