I continue to be enthralled with the way that different shapes of glass create startling new effects. This year I've created 3 new lines - all with very different effects. The design for the focal piece on this bracelet is my new "Aster" shape. I like the distortional symmetry the narrow petals of the flower shape provides
To create the focal piece for this bracelet, I weave sheets of fabric from rose & yellow 14/20 gold fill wire or silver wire using a medieval fingerweaving technique. Then I cut this fabric into smaller pieces to embed behind the glass. The glass both magnifies the weave, giving it more definition, as well as collects the light, making the entire piece glisten.
The bracelet clasp is a new design as well. The "wings" are memory wire covered with rubber, so the whole bracelet just wraps around your wrist. It's the ultimate in easy to put on jewelry! The bracelet also does not slip around, so the focal point will always be on top. The rubber covered memory wire is "squishy" enough that wearing this bracelet while working at a desk or computer is not as annoying as most bracelets can be. The best part though is that with this design, one size fits most so you never need to worry about getting a good fit. To see how easy this bracelet really is, check out the video in the tab above!
Materials (all alloys are nickel free!):
Silver: Argentium Sterling Silver (the new tarnish resistant silver) links mixed with Sterling Silver components
Gold Mix (Rose/Yellow): Rose and Yellow 14/20 Gold Fill wire mixed with Vermeil components