The fourth in this series of gold bracelets. This is the second use of the wave form . In this case leaving the rest of the bracelet as simple as possible. I like and appreciate the way it allows the sculptural form to stand out. Due to simplicity of design the actual reflective surfaces need to be spot on and any imperfections in surface contour would stand out so extra time is also needed in perfecting the portion of volume. Consequently, an inordinate amount of time has been spent on perfecting the overall textural surfaces, shapes and contours. The convex curve of the gold work is a little stronger than on other bracelets I’ve done in the series. Of course, I see this difference as the gold being deeper because I start the piece from the back side to establish essential contours and design elements. Doing so, one sacrifices a little width but I rather like it. Over all I’m very satisfied with the way this piece came out and plan on exploring this concept further.
The basic smithing work on this piece is good. Anyone owning the piece should know that the silver and gold are soldered only were the inside edge of the gold meets the flat of the silver sleeve, not where the silver overlaps the gold. The