In this design I cut a wide piece of tin and the fold it in half and secure it closed with another quarter inch piece of the tin. This gives the cuff the necessary heft and rigidity one layer of tin just can't do.
I file and finish the edges and back so that they are smooth and the distress the finish for added interest. Bending the whole piece into the cuff shape is the final step.
The finished bracelet is about 1” (24mm) 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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