Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sterling cuff bracelet....

First, I want to thank you all in your continued support of reading and commenting on my blog.  I'm not always the best at replying to your comments, but I read them all, and you guys always lift me up with your words!

Ok then...

I've been desirous of late, of a sterling bracelet for myself.  
And, I wanted it to be a cuff.

I just hadn't decided what it was going to look like yet!

Yesterday I wasn't feeling well, and started to take a nap, but then decided to get up and go tinker around in my shop.  

I've worked with so much copper and brass lately that I wanted a treat.
Ahhh yes.  The silver.

I took this length of 12g sterling round wire I had and made about a dozen small rings with it.
And the whole time I was doing it, I was like. 
What in the world are you going to make with these?

Next thing I knew....

I had created myself the perfect little silver cuff bracelet.  
It is exactly what I wanted, although I didn't even know it until it was completed.


After all the madness around here settles down..

Oh, I didn't tell you about all the goings on around here?

Well, it begins Friday night with the girls having some friends over for "pizza and pj's"
we're going to watch a movie, feed our faces, paint our nails.  You know, just be girly.

Saturday night my 9 year old is going to her first ever concert!!
In a suite at the Cowboy Stadium .
Taylor Swift live!

One of her friends is having her 10th birthday party there.
Some party eh?  In my day we had balloons and pin the tail on the donkey. 
If we were extra lucky we got a pinata too.  

But I am so excited for her.  It's her first concert, and most certainly a big deal as we would never take her to do something like that.  

Next week is that mad dash to wrap up show details, and get ready for my Mommy to come visit.

So, after the madness, I'm going to offer this cuff in my shop in all different finishes.  
Shiny, oxidized and brushed, matte finish non oxidized, etc...

Have a good rest of the week all!  The weekend is almost here!


  1. That is one beautiful cuff bracelet!

    Sounds like a fun weekend for all there!

  2. Don't you just love it when tinkering around produces such great results?

    Did you flatten and draw those through your mill? I saw you were using it on everything and wondered about this. It's stunning!

  3. Thanks girls! Yes indeed, there is some rolling mill action used in making this piece. I don't know what I ever did without it!

  4. Awesome cuff Amy...makes me want to make one for myself! Glad you have been having fun with your mill...I still haven't barely attempted anything with mine lol

  5. Ah Em it's so much fun! Get you a bunch of copper and just starting rolling stuff. I've read I'm supposed to be keeping notes on my imprints so I can duplicate it, but I'm sort of going by learning how the tension feels when I start that first turn. I have so many textures rolled out right now, I don't know if I'll ever be able to use it all!

  6. Wow, lots going on around there for sure! LOVE that cuff. So excited to see how it will look in the other finishes you mentioned. Hope you guys have a great weekend with all of the events and that you feel better!