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  • I love a bangle. I really do. I have a whole range I wear myself, and I particularly like them to stack up so that I jingle gently everywhere I go :-)


    This listing is for a single, heavy weight sterling silver bangle, that I've formed into a shape curved in two planes (like a pringle, or a seashell) known as anticlastic.


    I use recycled sterling sheet to form these bangles, rolling it to a thickness of approximately 0.8mm thick, which means each is over the weight that requires formal hallmarking at the London Assay Office (ie more than 7.78g) 


    I've got a number of patinated ones of these of these available for dispatch, instantly. If you would like one in a different size, please message me to see what my current stock is, and what my current processing time is if I need to make one for you - I have to post them off to the Assay Office, so lead in can be up to 13 weeks.


    Each I make is slightly different. I've applied liver of sulphur to the the inner curve of the outer edge to give it extra interest. I can remove this for you if you prefer; simply choose 'unpatinated' in the options

    With an internal circumference of 22.5cm (8 3/4 inches), internal diameter of 74mm/64mm this is an oval bangle.
    Patinated bronze with patches of with blues, greens, I've protected the colour with a layer of Renaissance Wax.


    It takes me a considerable amount of time to mercilessly beat these into shape - I start with a sheet of silver that I saw into strips, rolling it to the required thickness, file, sand and then form into a bangle, soldering it closed. At this point, it's just a flat, uninteresting strip of silver.


    I then start to create the shape, hammering hard against a special stake, shaped like an antler.

    I do this about 6 times, annealing between each round of bashering (technical term ;-) ) each time stretching the bangle to achieve the shape I want 


    I've made some (as always, rather dull!) videos of the process of making these, speeded up as much as my software will allow, and nicely silent, so you can't hear Radio4 or the hmmering, or indeed my cursing, on my YouTube channel, if you are interested -

    Wrist vary as do fists.
    Small tends to be about 6-6.5 inches (15-16.5cm), medium 6.5-7.5 inches (16.5-19cm), large 7.5-8.5 inches (19-21.5cm).

    An easy way to measure your bangle size (if you don't have a perfect one to compare) is to cut a strip of stiff card (like from a cereal packet) and tape it into a ring, adjusting it until it's the perfect dimension for sliding on and off, without deforming it, and then measure the internal diameter


    All my silver is now bought as certified recycled eco-silver, made from 100% scrap / recycled silver which has been fully refined to ensure it is of the same quality as traditional sterling, but of course without the environmental impact of mining it.

    Sterling silver, anticlastic bangle - 22.5cm (large) REF B

    • Sterling Silver will eventually oxidise or tarnish. It's a natural process that can be slowed down by regular wear and by keeping unworn items away from the atmosphere. If you leave your jewellery out on display, this oxidisation will be faster.  You can polish up your items, with a soft cloth, some silver polish, or a buffing cloth such as Town Talk, which is readily available from any high street jewellers in the UK

      Fine silver is 99.9% silver, and because of this the tarnish rate is much, much slower. Again, a buff should do the job for polishing it back up. If I have patinated your silver already, be gentle when buffing!

      Each piece should stand up to regular wear, but , as with all jewellery, please remove it before washing, using chemicals or applying perfume etc

      Apply body lotion and perfume a few minutes before putting on your jewellery to help slow down tarnish

      The sterling silver used in these items was sold to me by my bullion dealer ass certified recycled.

      he gemstones I use have been sold to me by reputable dealers as untreated (unless stated specifically in the listing). They are a natural, organic creation from the earth and each one will be slightly different. You can see examples of this on my Facebook page.
      I select the stones that I think go together best for each project, hence my comments that each item is individual.