Shalene Henley of Ulysses, Kansas, makes jewelry with historic copper from the Kansas State Capitol roof. She creates beautiful pieces with the ugliest chunks of copper, letting nature inspire her designs. A native of Oklahoma, Henley earned a master’s degree of fine arts in metalsmithing. Through experimentation she has discovered a perfect pairing of her skill with the historic copper material. Henley enjoys scraping off bits of tape and other remnants that remained on the copper during its years on the Capitol roof. These efforts tend to reveal inner beauty of the material. She enjoys being a Kansas transplant and high"> Silver & Pearl Earrings -