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Saturday, January 28, 2012

One of a Kind Silver Hollowform Leaf Bracelet

I am an admirer of art jewelry from all time ages, cultures and designs. Before Internet has become so popular, I spent a lot of money on any book I found about jewelry from all over the world. I would come home from work at the end of the day, prepare myself a large cup of tea and sit on my favorite arm chair with a book on my lap. In a way, I've learnt a lot about jewelry by examining the photos, trying to figure out how the items were made technically. I was also inspired by these books. I remember looking at a unique necklace and thinking to myself - "I'd do it like this or try it like that" or "I could use this technique on a design I have in my own mind". In other words, the books have inspired me to go ahead and create something which is completely my own.
One of my  jewelry pieces is this bracelet






Riorita Sterling Hollow form leaf bracelet - side 1
Riorita Silver Hollowform Leaf bracelet - side 2


I made this bracelet from a 1mm thick strip of sterling silver, hammered it to a round bangle, then soldered on it hollow form leaves which I have predesigned and cast in differend sizes.. Then I soldered various forms on the leaves - a solid gold flower with an Amethyst cabochon , small pieces of Gold and a teardrop Carnelian (Cornelian). As I wanted it to be a bracelet and not a bangle, I sawed it in two places, and added hinges and a clasp.
As you may probably gather , quite a lot of work on it. Perhaps you may think it is over loaded with details, but - it was great fun to create it.
In my images you can see the bracelet from 3 different angles.

7 comments:

Sweet Fix @ Maria Corcuera said...

that's an amazing bracelet!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

This is beautiful! And I can tell you put a lot of time and love into it!
Metal jewelry like this always amazes me because each piece is so unique and creative!

CoffeeBreakCrn said...

wow this amazing. Very very pretty. I don't think it;s overloaded with details at all.. it's the details that makes the piece amazing. Very amazing work. =)

Jony Gibson said...

Amazing..I agree that metal jewelery
is always unique and person of every age can wear this.
Silver Bracelets

riorita said...

Thank you everyone!

Jeffry said...

The silver bangle is wonderful. My wife would love it - she's a jewelry aficionado. This gave me an idea on what to get her for Valentine's.


-Jeffry Pullam

Angela Alvin said...

Sterling silver bracelet has been hand formed and hammered into hollow leaf forms. All the links are soldered closed and the bracelet hooks together with a toggle clasp. The silver was given a dark oxidized finish.
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One of A Kind Jewelry