This lovely little commission went through the workshop over the summer, the engraved detail comes from a drawing the recipient did on her 21st Birthday.
The engraving stretches around the front face of the bangle and I was really pleased to get such an interesting design to work into a piece. The main body of the bangle is a reversed D section, with the comfortable curve next to the wrist and the larger, flat surface area facing out to take the engraving.
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Occasionally I make things to order. Usually it’s for people I know but sometimes I meet someone at a show or they contact me through my website, we draw something up and, well, I make it.
I find that most people like the overall style of my work but want something with a specific twist that makes it more them – and it’s always interesting to see where they take the work. Sometimes a little unexpected inspiration pushes you in a new direction.
So, last week Mr W informed me that a friends birthday was coming up, he’d had a think about it, and he’d like me to make this:
Now, obviously sketches for clients aren’t usually this informal -but that’s what he gave me.
It’s based on the form of a crescent moon and (happily) makes use of the lovely new disc cutter. The basic body of it was a fairly simple set of silver domes, cut to a crescent shape, but the slice that fits between them was slightly more complicated. It took at lot of fitting and careful tapping on mandrels to get it to the correct size/profile but it was so worh it.