The colors of this cuff range from blue to green to red and brown, but they are all deep shades of each. Like what you would see while walking through a dense old growth forest towards the end of the day.
Each piece of tin is hand cut, distressed and laid out on the copper sheet. Working from one end, I punch teeny tiny holes and then rivet each piece to secure it to the copper.
Once all the pieces are married together, I file and finish the edges and back so that they are smooth. Bending the whole piece into the cuff shape is the final step.
The finished bracelet is about .5” (12mm) wide and 6” long.
Each piece of metal comes to me having lived a previous life--in some cases multiple lives! It is not unusual for the material to sometimes have scuffs, scratches, faded portions, and general wear and tear. If a flawless finish is important to you, please zoom in to the pictures here to look for imperfections that might be distracting for you.
All adaptive reuse pieces come to you neatly displayed on an upcycled card and sustainably wrapped ready for gift-giving.
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