I continue to be enthralled with the way that different shapes of glass create startling new effects. This time, I've tilted the glass so it hangs off the edge of the design, which really makes me feel like I'm coloring outside of the lines! Because I wasn't going for as much distortion in this design, the underlying glass is only a single layer thick. But this is the largest focal point I've made for a wrap bracelet yet - the glass portion is 3/4 of an inch square!
To create the focal piece for this bracelet, I weave sheets of fabric from rose & yellow 14/20 gold fill wire or silver wire using a medieval fingerweaving technique. Then I cut this fabric into smaller pieces to embed behind the glass. The glass both magnifies the weave, giving it more definition, as well as collects the light, making the entire piece glisten.
How does the bracelet work?
The bracelet clasp is a new design as well. The "wings" are memory wire covered with rubber, so the whole bracelet just wraps around your wrist. It's the ultimate in easy to put on jewelry! The bracelet also does not slip around, so the focal point will always be on top. The rubber covered memory wire is "squishy" enough that wearing this bracelet while working at a desk or computer is not as annoying as most bracelets can be. The best part though is that with this design, one size fits most so you never need to worry about getting a good fit. To see how easy this bracelet is, check out the video below!
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