I liked the form of the first convex cuff, but upon reflection,(and wearing for a day),felt the "ear muffs" ought to be deeply convex, as well to mimic the large central ellipse. So this is the second iteration. I have also used a uniform thickness throughout (unlike the first one). This cuff is made from 3 (cold formed)pieces welded together. Cold formed means no heat. I have made convex male and female dies for my 20 ton hydraulic press. So these shapes begin as flat ellipses,are then pressed into convex shapes and lastly,welded together,inside and out . The long axis of each piece is aligned latitudinally as it wraps about the wrist. Welded stainless steel. As with my other cuffs ,I use a jig or form to hold all the parts together for welding,which mimics fairly precisely the two long bones of my arm,(radius and ulna) ending at my wrist and the ratio of their respective diameters to one another.
I have been very inspired by the work of the premier Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866-1935) for his ORGANIC DESIGNS. Obviously trying to fashion organic forms in stainless steel is a bit more challenging because it is an exceedingly tenacious material.I like to fantasize that he might have appreciated this cuff...
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