I’m very intrigued by the optical effects of glass. It’s amazing to me that by simply changing the shape of the glass, it completely changes the way that you experience the underlying layer of woven metal behind the glass. To make that layer, I weave sheets of fabric from rose & yellow 14/20 gold fill wire or Argentium using an ancient medieval fingerweaving technique. Then I cut this fabric into smaller pieces to embed behind fused glass. The glass both magnifies the weave, giving it more definition, as well as collects the light, making the entire piece glisten. The result is simply stunning.
This design also features my new clasp design. This clasp is “spring loaded”, and you put it on by bending in the lower part of the bracelet and then slipping the loop over the hook. The benefit of this design is that it creates a “U” shape on the wrist, so the large design element will always be on top. The bottom is very low-profile and will not get in the way if you are working at a desk or a computer.
Materials (all alloys are nickel free!):
Silver: Argentium Sterling Silver (the new tarnish resistant silver)
Gold Mix (Rose/Yellow): Rose and Yellow 14/20 Gold Fill wire