Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Winter Day in the Maine Woods

What do you do on a winter day in the Maine woods? If you're lucky you work on a custom Etsy order.

The client has a very small wrist (the same size as mine), 5.75 inches measured over the wrist bone. So I'll make a 6.5 inch bangle.

The first step is to cut about 11 inches of wire. I'll use Argentium sterling since it rarely needs polishing. And I'll use 10 gauge wire, the heaviest I can work freehand.

The second step is to file, sand, steel-wool, and polish the ends.

Tools with bangle in process

The last step is to form the bangle. Be careful. You only get one chance. A bend cannot be undone without showing---it's like footsteps in the snow.


eBayMinx said...

I love this piece. It is so graceful and simple, yet strong. Wonderful wearable, one of a kind sculpture.


Pal and Monika Gooz said...

I like the footsteps note! There are indeed errors that can be forgiven but not undone.