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Pod Pendant
Made from the old twisted sections of copper from the Kansas State Capitol roof, this pod sculpture pendant is inspired by nature. The copper is shaped and glazed to create beautiful new jewelry items. When the original copper roof was replaced in 2013, the copper was made available to the Kansas Historical Society and Kansas Historical Foundation for use in products to be sold in the Capitol Store. By Shalene Henley of Ulysses, Kansas.

2 inches

Shalene Henley uf Ulysses 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 highlighting the state’s natural beauty through her work.

Item #003536