Art deco inspired handcrafted brass cuff with crystal embellishment
My latest art deco inspired brass cuff was a challenge.
This piece is etched in a PCB etchant, and to do that I had to draw the design on the brass with a permanent marker. Imagine doing all those vertical and horizontal lines and circles on a piece of metal already formed! After the etching is finished I then decide on the embellishment. My favorite part! With this piece I started by applying black opaque ink over the entire piece and then removing it from the relief areas. I then used a copper colored Gilder's Paste to overlay the black ink, and rubbing that off in small amounts to give the piece a vintage look. The next step was the gluing of Swarovski crystal rhinestones, gluing one at a time. This piece contains many in different sizes and shapes in the colors of black, copper and light gold. I use a two part epoxy glue which is very strong; it is not a craft glue. The art deco period used many crystals in their jewelry creations which I have adopted in most of my pieces. It is signed and dated at the very edge.
The final step is to give it coating of Renaissance Wax to prolong the oxidation that is going to happen with any base metal, so I am including with purchase a small polishing pad to use whenever you feel it needs a little "lift".
When shipped, I wrap piece in tissue placing it in a gift box, then that is placed in a sturdy cardboard shipping box.
Size: 2" wide, 6" long. The size can be adjusted to some degree to fit different size wrists.
Thanks for reading and looking, please check out my other art deco inspired creations!
First Item: $5.00
Additional Items: $0.00
I ship within 3 to 5 days of purchase, 1st class USPS. Bracelets are wrapped in tissue and packed in a glossy gift box which is then put in a cardboard shipping box. Necklaces are wrapped in tissue, placed in a small organza bag, and shipped in a padded envelope. A tracking number will be supplied with every purchase.
I will accept returns for exchange only within three days of purchase. Return must be made in original box, buyer pays shipping all shipping charges.
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