Why do I love copper so much? It is warm to look at and cool to touch. You can beat it with a hammer and it gets even better! Throw some liver of sulphur on it and it is darkened to a beautiful chocolate. Rub that patina and it just POPS! Love. Love. Love.
It makes friends with every medium. Glass. Ceramic. Gems. Paper.... I think it would be friendly with an old shoe.