Thanks. It's my creative side coming out or just one of "my little hobbies", as my wife calls it. It's something I've been doing on and off, mostly off, for 35+ years. Right now I'm in a making mode and this new technique accomplishment has a lot of different possibilities, let's see where it goes...
Do you sell these pieces? Can you display more of them for us? How many hours/days/weeks of work go into each one of your creations?
Good question, time is a factor and fortunately I'm very quick at it. This sterling silver bracelet was made in less than a half hour, the steps were:
-- Sawing and filing the end tubing pieces
-- Cutting wire and filing it to form the clasp and hook.
-- The hard and delicate part - soldering the clasp and hook to the tubing.
-- Polishing and cleaning all the silver (still a little more polishing needed)
-- Cutting rubber cord to size
A number of years ago I had pieces selling in Eaton at the "On The Cusp" boutique at the corner of 138 and Elm St. I sold a lot in the Boston area as well.
Right now I only have a few samples but once I build up enough inventory, I will try to get in the Cultural Council store on Main St.
This photo is a woman who is in the business of selling jewelry on the cape. I gave her a pair of earrings I made last year and every time I see a new picture of her she's wearing them. She says she never takes them off... LOL