The best way to describe these 'flooded bracelets' is to understand first that the surface is composed of lots of little silver bubbles that rise and fall over the entire bracelet.
I wanted to create a colour contrast in this piece. To achieve this, imagine the bubbly textures are hills and I have flooded the valleys in between with gold, with just a few silver 'hills' poking through.
In summary, the edges of the bracelet have full gold plating but the smoother top and bottom surfaces have this flooded effect. The result is a quirky contrast of colours.
Each piece is created in my studio in the the UK using a wide range of silversmithing practices.
This bracelet is available in two other forms:
1) solid sterling silver
2) Full gold plating
Please have a look at the full O collection range for more information.
I have sourced eco-friendly jewellery boxes in a matt black card to complement the elegant and contemporary nature of the pieces.
I offer free complementary gift wrapping and a typed message on black paper and ribbon to continue a modern, timeless feel. If you would like this piece posted directly as a gift, please let me know by message.
This piece is available for next day post.
If you would like your piece hallmarked, please let me know and I will arrange this (There is a charge of £15). Please allow an additional 5-7 working days for processing by the UK Assay office. The base metal for this piece is silver, therefore the hallmark will be silver, not gold.
All jewellery needs to be treated with care. If knocks and bumps can be minimised and the exposure to chemicals can be managed, then you are on your way to keeping your jewellery in good condition. What affects the condition of your jewellery? Cosmetics: ingredients in cosmetics, from tanning products to deodorant can all clash with the metal in your jewellery and tarnish its finish. I advise waiting for all cosmetics to dry before putting your jewellery on and never to wear your jewellery in the bath/shower for the same reason. Spas/pools/jacuzzis: any submersion in water which has been chemically treated risks a reaction with the metal and should be avoided. Contact and movement: It’s best to take your jewellery off when sleeping, exercising or cleaning.. anything where your movement can knock or break it risks the piece being damaged. Chain, if caught in material or on your self can break, and earring butterflies need to be worn tight to the back of the ear to help keep the earring in place.In order to prevent scratches to your jewellery, it is best to store it separately or in the box the piece was supplied in. All silver will tarnish. It is an unavoidable issue that happens when the metal meets many factors such as oils in our skin and sulphides in the air. Silver surfaces can be cleaned in soapy water (washing up liquid works very well indeed!) or with a soft specialist silver cleaning cloth or silver jewellery wash. For gold plated jewellery please avoid using the specialist cloths as they are impregnated with silver, which may begin to rub away the plating.