Woven copper bracelet to fit an 8.5 to 8.75 inch wrist. For men or women. This cuff is not for the weak at heart, it makes a bold statement when worn. And at 5 full ounces of copper it takes a little bit of muscle to carry this piece around on your arm all day.
This very special and weighty cuff uses more than 60 yards of copper wire. I hand cut every piece of the 16 gauge warp wires. Then I spent 6 hours, yes you got it 6 hours with a butane torch melting both ends of each warp wire into heads. After the torch came a citric acid pickle bath for as long as it took to remove all of the fire scale and turn the copper back from black to new pink.
From there the pins went into my tumbler for 12 hours to work harden and make them shine brightly.
But this is where the really hard work began. Every single warp wire gets curved into a half circle while in the round tumbler. So I must straighten each one before I can begin the process of weaving. For the weaving itself, I used 24 gauge copper wire on spools and then I sat down at my bench and one by one began weaving using the twining method I learned from Mary Tucker (http://www.etsy.com/listing/86259095/twining-with-wire-lesson-tutorial) whose wire work is absolutely stunning.
I can tell you that it took more than 20 hours of weaving to finally make it to the finish line. After that, I put on the finishing touches, filing and smoothing any rough spots, shaping, and then putting the cuff back into the tumbler for a final 8 hours to give it more polish, shine and to finish work hardening.
Lastly, I give the entire piece a coating of sealant to protect the bright coppery goodness from turning penny brown.
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