Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sneak Preview this Weekend!


Join us this weekend
in honor of our sister shop
Necessities for the Heart's
17 Year Anniversary Celebration!

While we are not officially open until May 1st,
We are opening our doors in celebration
of this wonderful milestone!

Our new location at 28 South Main St
in the Imlay Mansion
 will be open Saturday April 26th 11-6
& Sunday April 27th 12-5

Hope to see you!

Monday, March 31, 2014

"LIKE" us on FaceBook for a chance to win $100!


Fingers Crossed that we get our C.O this week . . . While we are waiting - "LIKE" our page and this post to be entered into our drawing to win a $100 Copper Frog Gift Certificate!!! For our current fans, simply share the post to be entered. The lucky winner will be announced right here on Save the Frogs Day - April 26th, 2014! The winning name will be drawn using a third party app! Good Luck! 

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Fun Facts about Copper!


It's not every day that people consider all the neat facts about copper, but there are rather interesting things to learn about this renewable metal. Here is just a sample of fun facts about copper!
  1. Copper is man's oldest metal, dating back more than 10,000 years. A copper pendant discovered in what is now northern Iraq goes back to about 8700 B.C.
  2. The average home contains 400 pounds of copper that is used for electrical wiring, pipes and appliances. The average car has 50 pounds of copper.
  3. All gold contains some level of copper, even 24 karat gold. This is because gold is so soft, it can be molded with the hands and calls for a bit of copper to be added.
  4. The Statue of Liberty contains 179,000 pounds of copper. It came from the Visnes copper mines on Karmoy Island near Stavanger, Norway, and was fabricated by French artisans. The Lady's pure copper sheets are 3/32-inch thick. Her natural, green patina is about 0.005-inches thick and has protected her from corrosion since 1886.
  5. In February 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the registration of 275 antimicrobial copper alloys. By April 2011, that number expanded to 355. This permits public health claims that copper, brass and bronze are capable of killing harmful, potentially deadly bacteria. Copper is the first solid surface material to receive this type of EPA registration, which is supported by extensive antimicrobial efficacy testing.
  6. In ancient Egypt, many everyday items like water vessels, hand mirrors, razors and the chisels used to smooth the limestone blocks of the great pyramids were made of copper. It was also instrumental in agriculture. Copper picks and hoes were used to harvest crops - in this world and in the next. Some 168 miniature copper farming implements, buried with King Tut to serve him in the afterlife, were recovered from his tomb. The Egyptians had the ankh symbol to represent copper, and pyramids used copper for water plumbing.
  7. Copper is 100% recyclable and nearly 80% of the copper that has been produced is still in use today. Copper can continue to be recycled without any changes to its properties. In fact, it retains 95% of its original value.
  8. The H.M.S. Beagle, used by Charles Darwin for his historic voyages around the world, was built in 1825 with copper skins below the water line. The copper sheathing extended hull life and protected against barnacles and other kinds of biofouling. Today, most seagoing vessels use a copper-containing paint for hull protection.
  9. The average person will use 1500 pounds of copper just to enjoy today's standard of living. (Think computers, telephones, automobiles, etc.)
  10. U.S. coins today consist of a solid copper core and layer of copper-nickel alloy.
  11. A copper strip barrier can keep snails and slugs from entering your garden. The slime they generate creates an electrical charge when contacting the copper and discourages the pests from crossing. Mount the strips around the perimeter of garden beds or containers, and be sure overhanging foliage does not provide an alternative path.
  12. Beginning in the early 16th century, European artists often painted on sheets of copper. Those artists include some of the most famous painters of all time: Leonardo da Vinci, Jan Brueghel, El Greco and Rembrandt. They found that copper provided a smooth, durable surface that held the paint very well and allowed for marvelous effects.Copper has been used for as long as we can remember. 
  13. Man has been recycling copper throughout history. During the Middle Ages, which saw frequent conflicts, bronze (an alloy of copper and tin) cannons were typically melted down after each war and made into more useful items. Discarded electrical wiring, plumbing tube, cartridge cases from the military, automobile radiators and production scrap are some of the main sources for reclaimed copper today.
  14. Although the Dead Sea Scrolls have been known to be made with rare animal skins, one that was recovered contains copper.
  15. Some things never change. Ten thousand years ago, cave dwellers used copper axes as weapons and tools for survival. Today, high tech surgeons save lives and precious blood by using copper-clad scalpels. The copper conducts an electric current that heats the scalpel to make it self-cauterizing.

References:  European Copper Institute, Northwest Mining Association 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

We are moving!


Thank you for your continued support!
 We expect to be closed the month of March to transform our new location and re-emerge in early April in the Imlay Mansion
28 South Main Street Allentown.
Stay tuned . . . 

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and "RE-emergence" Specials

Monday, January 27, 2014

February in the Frog!

As we try to stay cozy inside and channel some spring warmth, we are enjoying this winter lull with some well needed creative time after the holiday buzz....stop in to see the new work or join us for a fun workshop this month!  And of course . . . it's time for hearts & love . . .

 

 Copper Frog Creative Workshops — February


2/6/14
12-2p
Intro to Alcohol Inks
with Ericka O'Rourke

 
2/7/14
Art & Wine 
Watercolor Cardinal
with Tess Fields

2/20/14
12-3p
Watercolor Batik Iris
with Tess Fields

2/21/14
Art & Wine
Intro to Alcohol Inks
with Ericka O'Rourke
7-9p




Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Art & Wine January 10th 7-9

Winter Landscape by Tess Fields
Art & Wine Evening! Join us for a fun evening this Friday January 10th from 7-9pm as Instructor Tess Fields guides you through this watercolor winterscape. Absolutely no experience necessary! More info on our website!