As I make jewelry like this, in fine silver, I feel as if I'm writing in another language, and that's what drives me. I've been a practicing and publishing poet since my early twenties, and as a retired creative writing professor, I've developed a pretty good sense of how art is constructed, step by step, each step determining the possibilities and limits of the next. In my jewelry, I'm relatively a beginner, trying to bring that knowledge and awareness to a new form.
The cuff is an archaic-looking creature with a life of it's own. I began with a plain cuff, depletion gilded it to be certain that the fine silver rose to the top of any sterling, then added more fine silver in addition to the fine silver patterns. One of the patterns is the forget me not one I've use consistently in a series that has mostly sold.
The cuff is oxidized to bring out the patterns, and it was tumbled for a few hours to bring out the incredible shine of the fine silver. I wish I could capture the shine in photos, but the angles of light when it comes to shooting silver are difficult for a non-professional photographer to capture. I'm working on it.
This will fit any wrist from size 6 to 7 1/2". If you let me know your exact size, I can contour it properly to fit you exactly. It's about 1 3/4" wide.
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