Made from recycled sterling silver, this bangle was hand formed using traditional metalsmithing techniques invented for making goods like teapots and cutlery. The bracelet starts out as a flat piece of silver sheetmetal and is formed around graduated sizes of indentations on a forming tool with a variety of specialty hammers. The process is called anticlastic hollow forming.
The form of this bracelet symbolizes the completion of the spectrum of masculine to feminine, containing both elements in one seamless circle. The lily gives birth to the stamen, which turns all the way around to become the flower again.
The silver is textured, oxidized, and tumbler polished to create a darker silvery sheen that looks better the more you wear it.
This design is available in two sizes, but more sizes can be requested by special order. Contact me to request a different size and I'll be happy to accommodate you!