Silver Bangles

Collection 1986-2001
Sterling silver

These are the 20 bracelets that I used to wear on my left wrist, some of them for fifteen years. I made all but #20, which was a gift from my best friend in high school, John Rowe (brother of Anne Rowe, for whom the Rowe Cross was made). When I finally took them off, I didn't really see the point in having them sitting around, so I gave each of them away to close friends and family--which is nice, because even though I don't wear them anymore I still see a few of them regularly. Below the photo, you'll find a description of how each of these was made.

  1. A pair of narrow-gauge round wires twisted together and then twisted together with a thicker gauge of round wire.
  2. Three pairs of narrow-gauge round wire braided together.
  3. A piece of wide domed wire.
  4. A single piece of medium-gauge round wire.
  5. Two pieces of medium-gauge round wire twisted together.
  6. A single piece of square wire given a one-quarter twist. The result is that it still looks just like square wire, but it also forms a four-"sided" Mobius Strip (so really it still only has one side).
  7. Two pieces of half-round wire twisted together.
  8. One piece of half-round wire twisted up until it's a closed form.
  9. One piece of half-round wire twisted up and left loose to show the negative space created.
  10. Six pairs of narrow-gauge round wire twisted together and then twisted around a central core (for a hexagonal cross-section).
  11. A piece of square wire and a piece of half-round wire twisted together.
  12. A single piece of square wire twisted up.
  13. Three pairs of narrow-gauge round wire twisted together and three pieces of slightly heavier gauge round wire, twisted around a central core in alternating layers.
  14. Two pieces of square wire twisted together.
  15. Seven pieces of narrow-gauge round wire, twisted around a central core.
  16. A single piece of triangle wire.
  17. A single piece of half-round wire.
  18. A piece of medium-gauge round wire with a very long piece of narrow-gauge wire wrapped tightly around the length of it (intended to look like a bass string).
  19. A piece of round wire and a piece of half-round wire twisted together.
  20. A single piece of half-round wire milled with a diagonally-scored pattern (I didn't make this one, but could have . . .).

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