With swirling waves on copper, this cuff bracelet combines the timeless appeal of radiant warm copper, the peaceful flow of swirling waves, and a handmade antiqued appearance.
The blank was cut as a 1 cm wide strip of copper from impressively thick 2 mm or 14 gauge copper to produce a bracelet of significant thickness and sturdy structure. To create those swirling waves, the flat copper was hammered on a steel patterned block to imprint the metal with the design before hammering the patterned flat 14 gauge copper strip over a wooden mandrel with a nylon mallet and slightly rounded the end tabs for a classy look. The bracelet was finished by being placed outside in the damp wet weather for a few days to develop natural oxidation and then gently polished with a series of soft buffing cloths to reveal the surface copper on the swirls while leaving the oxidation in the grooves for contrast and depth.
The bracelet measures 6 inches long and can be adjusted to fit a 6 to 7 inch wrist, however you may order your bracelet in any size by entering your requests in the check out notes. There will be a short wait time for bracelets larger than 7 inches as the larger copper sheets are a special order.
Custom orders and requests are always welcome. Please don’t hesitate to contact us or call any time with questions and special requests. Thanks.. Nici