Rainbow mokume bracelet - medium
This mokume gane bracelet was created by hand, starting with fusing the metals; sterling silver, copper and brass. The pattern was created by using steel stamp tools to deform the surface, then filing off the resulting bumps to reveal the organic pattern beneath. Finish work included a lot of hand-sanding to smooth out the surface. Remains of my patterning method are visible on the inside of the bracelet, that way you know for sure this mokume gane was patterned by hand! This bracelet is sterling silver inside.
This available bracelet is a medium; please contact me if you'd like a different size.
Extra small = 5.25" long with 1" gap - fits up to 6" circumference wrists
Small/Medium = 5.5" long with 1" gap - fits up to 6.5" circumference wrists
Large = 6" long with 1.25" gap - fits up to 7" circumference wrists
Most men will need a large.
Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese metalworking technique created by fusing layers of different colored metals, then deforming and abrading the surface to make the patterns appear. No two patterns are ever completely alike, a feature that keeps me endlessly fascinated with the process of mokume gane. All pieces are handmade by me in my San Diego studio.
The darkened color of the Japanese alloys is achieved through use of a patina - a chemical solution that creates a layer of metal oxides on the surface. After patinating, the surface is protected with a museum-quality wax sealant. This wax should keep the patina in good shape for many years, but please be aware that it is a surface coloration and can wear off if the work is scratched or roughly treated. To clean, use only gentle paste silver cleaner like Wright's silver cream, or toothpaste.