When we lose someone we love, it can feel like our little boats have lost their anchors and we are lost on an endless sea. When times like this have come to me, I always found comfort in this old Irish fisherman's prayer: "Oh God, thy sea is so great, and my ship is so small." To me, it represents the moment of letting go, and trusting that somehow I'll arrive in safe harbor.
Reminiscent of early illuminated manuscripts and engraved book plates, this brushed bronze cuff bracelet is one-of-a-kind, hand forged and etched. I created the illustrated scene using a fine scribe. The scene, which depicts a tempest-tossed boat among a roiling sea, features the fisherman's prayer inscribed on the side. This piece is lightly brushed and aged for a subtle golden glow with hand-hammered edges for texture and shine. The inside is etched with a wood grain pattern, like a secret piece or your boat to keep you afloat.
This substantial statement cuff is 2" wide and sized for an average wrist. It is easily adjustable for a tighter or looser fit. The inside of the bracelet is stamped with my hallmark.
The warm color of Bronze is a unique look – more subtle than brass, more earthy than gold. It works with precious gems and fine jewelry as well as organic beads and natural fibres. With a popular bronze finish and ancient etching technique, this statement piece is at once eclectic and modern.
Bronze is a lovely alloy of copper and tin, a time-honored and favorite medium of jewelry artists and sculptors for centuries. I seal my bronze pieces with jeweler's lacquer to help preserve the finish. This seal helps protect the skin from the harmless discoloration that copper can cause in some people. If you typically experience skin discoloration from copper or bronze jewelry, I recommend you consider one of my silver pieces.
Watch a short, behind the scenes video that shows how I create the artwork for my etchings.
Bracelet with Hidden Wood Grain