Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Saw + hammers + disc cutter + bracelet mandrel =
I think this is the first cuff bracelet I've ever made. I had just gotten my disc cutter and I wanted to see what fun things I could do with it. Plus I had a bracelet mandrel that I bought over a year ago and never used. Why not try out both at once and see what I could come up with?
Time to play!
I made the cuff in copper which I texturized with a hammer. I randomly made holes in it with the disc cutter, then soldered on silver discs. (Yes, the disc cutter's great at finding new ways to use all those silver scraps I have!) Using a rawhide hammer, I formed the bracelet on the mandrel. Then everything was oxidized and polished to bring out the texturizing and the silver accents.
A very simple equation. Right?
More photos can be found here.