Bare Hands Jewellery

After yesterday’s rainstorm here in the Bay Area, I’m so glad to see the sun shining today!  Still, it’s a bit chilly, but as someone who has always enjoyed the cold, I can’t say that this is a problem.  We’re done shopping for Thanksgiving and in just a few days, we’ll be preparing the dinner and bringing it to my mother’s so we can share Thanksgiving together.  Today is laundry day for me, but before I get started with that, I figured it was about time to feature a new artist here, so here we go!

Today I’d like to introduce a talented man on Etsy named David Wright, based in Dunsborough, Australia and his shop is called Bare Hands Jewellery.  His talent is in making personalized leather and silver bead bracelets.

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“Bracelets for people who don’t wear jewelry” was a recent description of one of David’s most popular, unique products …his personalized silver bead and leather bracelets . His effort had been in keeping his designs uniquely stylish , yet subtle and without the “bling factor”.

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David admits that while not being someone who has not been into wearing jewelry in the past, he has designed a range of jewelry for men (and women) that focuses primarily on a more masculine design.  At the same time, David incorporates a personal, or perhaps even sentimental aspect by including fully-customized pure silver engraved beads into the design.

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The beads are cast in a complex process involving pure silver clay, a steady hand and a little TLC, capturing the essence of those closest to you, keeping them close in the form of a precious and entirely unique keepsake.

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A brief explanation of the pure silver David works with is PMC [Precious Metal Clay], which is a unique form of silver that allows the jewelry designer to form and sculpt metal by hand.

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The PMC is initially soft and pliable, just like clay used for pottery.  It can be rolled; molded; and textured with stamps or other materials, including natural materials like leaves; shaped into abstract forms by “slumping” the clay over an armature or around objects, such as a pen or straw to make beads.

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The very fine particles of precious metal are mixed with water and an organic binder to produce the metal clay. After the piece is shaped, it is dried to a leather-hard state, whereupon it can be sanded smooth, or carved and refined before being fired in a small jeweler’s kiln at high temperatures [1100°F-1675°F], or with some types of PMC, fired with a small torch for several minutes.

The result:  A one-of-a-kind fine silver which is 99.9 % pure!

Check out David’s Video, HERE

Be sure to stop by Bare Hands Jewellery and see all of what David has to offer – it’s a fantastic selection!

Also be sure to stop by his Facebook Page to give him a “Like” and follow.  There’s also an article you can check out on the Starzyia blog.

Here is a Polyvore style set featuring a Bracelet from Bare Hands Jewellery

Brown and Navy feat. Bare Hands Jewellery

 

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