Gemstone Copper and German Silver Cuff
This cool cuff has a beautiful chrysocolla jasper gemstone at the center. Chrysocolla is a deep green-blue stone with flecks of copper that is accentuated by the patinated copper of the cuff.
I set the stone and surrounded it with a hand twisted rope of reclaimed copper then forged the stone on a swirl-pattern textured diamond of German silver. Once that was done, I riveted the setting onto the cuff with copper rivets. The sides of the cuff are decorated with two large twisted German silver swirls that mimic the texture of the central diamond. I set these swirls on hammered and textured copper squares which are also riveted onto the cuff.
Finally, I applied a rich patina to the cuff and sealed it with a hypoallergenic, permanent seal to protect the patina and prevent allergic reactions.
The resulting 3-dimensional cuff has depth and interest and a cool factor that can't be missed! This unique bracelet measures 2 1/2 inches wide and can be slightly adjusted to fit your wrist comfortably. It is a stunning addition to your jewelry collection and complements almost any color in your wardrobe.
Most of my copper is reclaimed from from areas around Colorado Springs. After I finished creating the bracelet, I sealed it permanently with a special sealant to preserve the finish and prevent allergic reactions on the skin.