While I agree that many cuff bracelets and bangles are made by
some combination of forging and saw piercing, the suggestion that
other methods of construction such as casting, or for that matter
fabrication involving soldering, cannot remain unchallenged. The
fact is that we choose the techniques of jewellery construction to
what we wish to express and achieve. [snip]
Its good to read a well outlined point of view, on what suits you in
Would you have a moment to add some thoughts on how long it actually
took you, in time, from start to finish to make the cuff bracelet you
illustrate? It would seem that like the Incas, you made the best use
of materials and techniques that were available to you.
Much as I appreciate casting as a technique, I ask myself how would
I make your design via the wrought route? with the equipment I have
available? And, how long do I think it would take me to make it?
Assuming I thought it was a design that would fit in with my
Because, you see, I could be at "Art in Action" at Oxford, when
24,000 serious collectors come to view over 5 days.
If someone sees this design and desires it, Ill need at least 20 of
them in stock covering the 3 average wrist sizes, to make sure I
dont miss a sale.
I could make to order, but from the customers point of view, theres
no substitute to having it there and then.
apart from ensuring that they have the right size, and have
explained to them how to put it on and take it off.
as I outlined in a previous post on the 24th, it depends on how you
see your work, and how long do you think its design life is meant to