John S. Brana's handmade jewelry collection features a wide array of one-of-a-kind jewelry items that are hand crafted in San Francisco, California.
Brana's collection of unique, handcrafted jewelry items includes bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants, rings and scarf rings, created using an array of different materials, including copper, gold, silver, aluminum and variety of different gemstones, including amber, amethyst, garnet, onyx, amazonite, jade, carnelian, and beyond.
John S. Brana's jewelry all features a very distinctive, trademark style; one that's inspired by nature and its beautiful forms. Bracelets with flowing, graceful curves like cascading, flowing water. Garnet earrings that resemble lush clusters of berries. Amber earrings that bring to mind a young, curled-up fern that's on the verge of unfurling. Soft lines and gentle curves that are reminiscent of leaves, lily pad, mushrooms and feathers. Bangles with serpent-like forms. These are just some of the many forms that you'll find amongst John S. Brana's incredible, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry collections.
An expert metalworker, Brana utilizes a vast array of metalworking methods to achieve a vast array of different effects and textures. Some of the methods he utilizes include expertly-formed anticlastic curves; metal hammering to create a gentle texture that catches and reflects the light. Corrugation delivers a modern, accordion texture, while fold forming techniques create organic shapes and forms. Metal chasing and embossing metalworking techniques are used to integrate sleek lines and raised textures that imbue his jewelry with personality and style.
Copper and aluminum pieces are coated with a special lacquer to preserve the unique shimmer and patina. In fact, many copper pieces are also treated to create a wide range of patination effects to create a variety of colors, like blue, green, red, purple and even black. Brana's gold and silver pieces are polished for a refined, smooth finish.
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