Original pattern Vertebrate chain bracelet with a clasp of Eastern repousse from straight grain mokume gane
fine silver, sterling, copper
7-1/2″ long x 1″ wide
Links can be added or subtracted for sizing.
©2010, Victoria Lansford; Sold.
Mokume gane is a laminate technique composed of fused sheets of varying alloys, such as sterling, gold, copper, shibuichi, or shakudo, that are hammered, carved, and/or filed to expose a cross section, creating unique patterns. This technique is similar to damascene steel.
I repoussé sheets of unpatterned, straight grain mokume and grind the surface afterwards to reveal the resulting cross section of metals.
This chain pattern is featured in the book, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters: All Chained Up