by John Brana April 13, 2012
This Scalloped Copper Bangle Bracelet started out as a flat strip of 16 gauge copper sheet metal, 8 1/4 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide. I then formed the strip into a circular bangle and soldered the joint with hard Silver solder.
Next, the bangle was synclastically raised on a steel sinusoidal stake with a delrin mallet. The fluting was produced by chasing the copper over a series of fluting stakes and annealings (8 in total), then plannished to remove any hammering marks. After polishing, the Silver seem was copper plated.
John S Brana, based in San Francisco, is the founder of John S Brana Handmade Jewelry with over two decades of expertise in crafting distinctive handcrafted pieces. Transitioning from a finance and banking career in 2004, John manages everything from design to marketing. His modern, urban-inspired creations have graced fashion editorials, resonating with stylish, adventurous enthusiasts who value exquisite craftsmanship and luxury. Every piece narrates a distinct tale, mirroring the wearer's individuality.
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