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 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 used sterling sheet to form this bangle, rolling it to a thickness of approximately 0.7mm thick, before beating it over a special stake for quite some time, repeatedly annealing it to create the fluid curve.
This is a significant weight that required it be sent for formal hallmarking at the London Assay Office (ie more than 7.78g)
I made a number of these recently, but this is the only one with some balls soldered to it for extra detail. I have also applied a peacock patination to the inside of the curve.
This piece has an internal diameter of 71x67mm, internal circumference of 22cm and weighs 23g.
If you would prefer the patination to be removed, please let me know and I'll do so. Final photo is of it before the patination was applied (I use liver of sulphur for this, neutralising and sealing it with sodium bicarbonate - aka baking soda- and Renaissance Wax, so you need have no concern the colour will wear.)
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).
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.
Unusually formed sterling silver, anticlastic bangle - OOAK and unique
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.