Sterling silver dragonfly cuff bracelet
Inspired by the energy of flight in an Art Nouveau theme, this sterling silver dragonfly cuff bracelet was bedecked with hand sawed 20 gauge sterling silver exaggerated wings and a dragonfly body cut by hand using a jewelry saw and fused to a thick 18 gauge handmade sterling silver base. Cascading across the full length of the bracelet, the wings provide a visual flow while the brushed sterling silver greets the eyes with a vibrant silver glow and rustic appeal.
After soldering the dragonfly components to the base with sterling silver solder and an acetylene torch, fine details such as the grooved pattern along the edges of the wings, small trailing circles representing the motion of flight, and dimples for dividing the segments of the body were hammered into the sterling silver and darkened along with the outlines of the dragonfly by the addition of a pewter black patina. To maximize comfort, the end tabs have been rounded and the flat 18 gauge sterling silver band was hammered into a perfect bracelet shape on a wooden bracelet mandrel to conform precisely to the contours of your wrist.
Photographed here in a 6.5 inch width to fit a medium sized wrist, your dragonfly bracelet should be ordered in your exact size by entering your wrist measurements in the check out notes or contacting me to discuss sizing.
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