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Sterling Silver Bracelet by ou8nrtist2 Sterling Silver Bracelet by ou8nrtist2
I made this cuff when I was 15 . I'd just returned from a solo adventure by motorcycle across France (3 months).It was a reaction to the amazing Art Nouveau pieces encountered along the way,especially Jewelry and glass work by Rene Lalique. The stone was left me by my maternal grandmother ,an accomplished silversmith in her own right before her stroke. I thought placing it in a bracelet was an appropriate way to take her with me. I wore it until age 35 when I started making jewelry in stainless steel.
As a boy ,I was told the stone was jade. Only recently I discovered that it is in fact aventurine.
This piece was all fabricated and silver soldered,even the setting is not cast.Knowing little at the time about setting stones,I melted silver all round the stone,then ground off the excess...This is NOT the right way to set stones...LOL
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
the bracelet itself is lovely but the story is downright touching! and for the record, I've seen a couple pieces similar to this in shops here in the US that had stones set similarly. . . I don't think it has anything to do w/what's right or wrong so much as it does the aesthetic behind it
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional
Thank you Lyn.
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
:aww: any time
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's beautiful
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional
Thanks Cat.
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Tigerkun07 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
great tale, and wonderful piece sir.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional
Thank you Kyle,
Hey,I looked at your gallery and have to say I love the color combinations you employed with your set stones.
I don't think I saw even one I didn't like...
You were in school for this?
What school?
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Tigerkun07 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
A school in PA, edinboro university. Ill be entering intermediate level classes in the fall.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional
I went to the George School in Bucks County (during the Viet Nam war).
the Quakers counciled me on how to become a conscientious objector,but the draft ended 3 days before I had to file my papers...
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Tigerkun07 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
wow lol, thats pretty intenese...
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