Kristen Haug, a metalsmith in Silver Lake, Kansas, believes materials should inspire the piece. She creates jewelry items with historic copper from the Kansas State Capitol roof. Haug’s wearable art combines gemstones for embellishment on unusual materials to emphasize their beauty. The copper pieces she makes exclusively for the Capitol Store are set in specially built environments or nests. Haug has created numerous earrings and pendants with the historic copper. She pictures o"> Textured Pendant Circle: 2 -