7-1/4″ x 1-3/8″ x 1/2″ Links may be added or subtracted for sizing.
To create the central section of this bracelet I used a combination of ancient Egyptian and Japanese metalsmithing techniques. I hammered the relief, freehand (no mold) using the technique of Eastern repousse, which dates back thousands of years and was used frequently in Pharonic metalwork. I hammered it from a single sheet, layered in multiple alloys of silver and copper in the centuries old Japanese tradition of mokume gane. The color happens after I grind off the surface hammer marks to reveal the cross section of where the different alloys have been displaced through the the Eastern repousse process. A chemical reaction causes the different alloys to patina in unique colors. The Side Weave Mesh pattern is one I invented in 1997 and still use frequently for its dramatic look. It is a fused link chain, inspired by the ancient Side Weave loop in loop pattern.
The Side Weave Mesh pattern is featured in the book, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters: All Chained Up
Learn more about the Techniques and Materials in this one-of-a-kind piece.