A Peek at Artisan Jewelry in the Making Posted on 20 Jul 00:00 , 0 comments

On the corner of my workbench there had been a long, plain strip of silver just sitting and waiting. This past spring I had drawn the original sketch for a new cuff, and then cut out a silver section which would be the base of the new piece.

However, then things got busy, other orders became priority, and a move to our new home shuffled things around even more. When I unpacked in my new studio, the silver piece again found it's place on the upper corner of my workbench. Months passed, until finally a few weeks ago, I was able to return to my abandoned piece of silver.

The strip has now became my new Floral Landscape Cuff. Of course there were a number of steps that occurred in between the strip of silver and the final piece. Several of those steps I have shared below. This piece is a little different than some of my other designs, like the Will-o'-Wisp Brooch, in that I combined both forged wire and sheet to create the top details.

What step do you find most interesting? Designing, sawing, soldering, or adding the patina?

 Making a cuff bracelet    Jewelry Making Process - Jeweler's Saw

Jewelry Making - Fusing Argentium Silver     Jewelry Making - Adding a Patina 

   Artisan Cuff - Handcrafted in Argentium Silver