Wednesday, August 22, 2012

12-055 Wide Fold Formed Copper Bracelet

 A 2" x 6" piece of copper was fold formed to create this simple, yet stunning cuff.

Fold forming is a labor intensive technique that involves many steps of annealing the metal and forging it. This is done over and over again until the desired effect is achieved.

The sharp edges have been sanded away, but I chose to leave the matte reddish edge that appeared after the cleaning stage. Discovering the result of the many heating/cooling processes is always a wonder to me......a wonder that gives each piece its own personality as you never know exactly how each piece of metal will react.

This cuff ended up being 1.5" wide and 6" around, as the spine from the forging ate up the other 1/2 " in width.

It fits a 6" or smaller wrist.

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