December 29, 2015

four custom copper neck rings 3789

Polished solid heavy 4 gauge copper formed and finished with squared domed ends. Four pieces designed to make a slightly tapered stack. Openings are about 1" as shown, must be stretched to place on neck then re-formed to size.
Inside circumference varies to allow nesting when worn 13 1/4" (337 mm) to 14" (366 mm) Ends may be left open or overlapped slightly

No finish so will acquire a patina with wear.
Available by special order ArtiFactSite





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December 18, 2015

brush texture PVC wide bangle 3767

 Large diameter PVC bangle with a heavy brush texture resembles the surface of mushroom coral with striations applied with a powered wire brush.

Varying pressure produces the uneven surface. Texture aligned horizontally.
 9 3/8" (236 mm) made for people with large hands or can be worn as an upper arm bracelet.

2 1/8" (54 mm) wide
Available soon ArtiFactSite






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December 16, 2015

bone cuff split back PVC modern relic 3762

Subtle flared shape with smooth tapered edges and an expandable split back this cuff is a curved organic form that looks like it was carved from animal bones - but it's actually PVC thermoplastic.



7" to 7 1/4" (184 mm) circumference with a tapered oval interior so it fits the wrist comfortably

The hairline split back enables this cuff to be placed over a larger hand then recovers it's smaller shape for a close fit.

2 1/4" (58 mm) wide

similar design here

available soon ArtiFactSite





design and photographs © copyright 2015

December 14, 2015

turtle bangle petroglyph series white PVC bracelet 3753

 Traditional turtle motif realized in white molded carved thermoplastic
 Part of the Petroglyph series which interprets ancient drawings in modern materials.


More like this here
7 1/4" (184 mm)



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December 12, 2015

thick bone bracelet PVC cuff bracelet contemporary primitive design 3752

Slightly tapered form with flared edges a thick section of white PVC takes on the heft and texture of ancient bone. Hand carved and finished this contemporary design look like it might have been made long ago.

A hairline seam defines this as a split cuff but the appearance is like a bangle with no ends.
A full 2" wide the hand crafted process creates a pleasant tapered shape measuring 6 3/4" (172 mm) to 7" (178 mm)


substantial weight similar to natural density of bone without the need for animal products.
2.7 oz / 79 g

This bracelet and other designs like this one are available on ArtiFactSite







design and photographs © copyright 2015

December 10, 2015

massive white PVC cuff bracelet 3754

Heavy wall PVC bracelet with a slot back weighs in at 3 oz or 87g

Simple oval shape
Monolithic


 Wide and smooth inside and out
1/4" slot



available ArtifactSite now




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December 2, 2015

multi color herringbone rope bracelets 3741 3742

 Traditional over two-under two herringbone weave incorporating multiple colored cords.

The first example is red, yellow, orange and ecru (white) in a 29 part design about 8 1/2" (218 mm) inside circumference.

You can see the tied-off ends where the overlapping cords are secured with waxed nylon thread.
 Here' s vertical image that shows off the color

you can get this one here.


These and other unique bracelets can be found online WhatKnotShop on ETSY
 The second example is a six color mix orange, yellow, red, teal and ecru (white). The layout of this knot requires multiple segments of cord and a lot of waste as the tails of each segment are lost when the knot is worked up to final form.

design is a 24 part double pass herringbone about 7" (178 mm) inside circumference
The colorful vertical orientation (I think the light is better somehow…)

you can get your hands on this one here


Here's an earlier example of this multiple color work with a different color mix. 3414

design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

November 30, 2015

petroglyph bangles J K L 3737

 Item J: two lobe bangle bracelet 4 1/4" (108 mm) x 2 7/8" (76 mm) made from heat formed and carved PVC plastic

8 3/8" (213 mm) inside circumference
Item K: double ended bangle bracelet 3 3/4" (95 mm) x 3" (77 mm) made from heat formed and carved PVC plastic

8 1/4" (219 mm) inside circumference
Item L: bangle bracelet 3 3/4" (96 mm) x 2 5/8" (68 mm) made from heat formed and carved PVC plastic

7 5/8" (193 mm) inside circumference
Drawing  of petroglyph from Petroglyph Provincial Park located in Woodview north of Peterborough, ON.


Introduction page
Petroglyph bangles G H



design, drawings and photographs copyright 2015 George Hutchinson

November 27, 2015

petroglyph bangles G H 3737

Item G:  bangle bracelet 3 1/4" (82 mm) x 2 3/4" (69 mm) made from heat formed and carved PVC plastic

7 1/4" (184 mm) inside circumference

available here
Item H: bangle bracelet 3 1/4" (82  mm) x 2 3/4" (69 mm) made from heat formed and carved PVC plastic

6 7/8" (172 mm) inside circumference
Drawing  of petroglyph from Petroglyph Provincial Park located in Woodview north of Peterborough, ON.



Introduction page
Petroglyph bangles J K L


design, drawings and photographs copyright 2015 George Hutchinson

November 23, 2015

petroglyph bangles E F 3737

 Item E: irregular bangle bracelet 4" (101 mm) x 2 7/8" (75 mm) made from heat formed and carved PVC plastic

7 1/2" (190 mm) inside circumference



available here
 Item F: rectangular bangle bracelet 3 5/8" (80 mm) x 3" (76 mm) made from heat formed and carved PVC plastic

8 3/8" (211 mm) inside circumference
Drawing  of petroglyph from Petroglyph Provincial Park located in Woodview north of Peterborough, ON.



Introduction page

November 19, 2015

petroglyph bangles C D 3737


 Item D: carved bangle bracelet 3 1/2" (91 mm) x 3" (76 mm) heat formed and carved PVC plastic 7 1/4" (183 mm) inside circumference




available here 
Item C: bangle bracelet 3 7/8" (98 mm) x 3 1/4" (86 mm) heat formed and carved PVC plastic 8" (203 mm) inside circumference
Drawing  of petroglyph from Petroglyph Provincial Park located in Woodview north of Peterborough, ON.



Introduction page
Petroglyph bangles A B
Petroglyph bangles E F
Petroglyph bangles G H
Petroglyph bangles J K L


design, drawings and photographs copyright 2015 George Hutchinson

November 16, 2015

petroglyph bangles A B 3737


Item A: Oversize bangle 6 1/2" (165 mm) x 3 1/2" (88 mm) heat formed and carved PVC

inside circumference 8 1/2" (216 mm)


available here



Item B:  Bangle bracelet irregular shape 3 7/8" (98 mm) x 3" (76 mm) heat formed and carved PVC

8" (203 mm) inside circumference

Drawing  of petroglyph from Petroglyph Provincial Park located in Woodview north of Peterborough, ON.



Introduction page
Petroglyph Bangles C D
Petroglyph Bangles E F
Petroglyph Bangles G H
Petroglyph Bangles J K L




design, drawings and photographs copyright 2015 George Hutchinson

November 14, 2015

petroglyph bangles 3737

Part of the ongoing exploration of primitive handmade forms these petroglyph bangles are shaped inspired by the simple bold expressions found in rock pictures. The material is a thoroughly modern PVC plastic that has been heat formed and carved to create these irregular shapes.
 The non flat shape of the plastic combined with free form design suggests an organic origin, here a group of the bangles is stacked on a bracelet stand.
 An image drawn from the rock pictures found in the Petroglyph Provincial Park north of Peterborough, Ontario.

In the town of Peterborough is the place where you will find a rare piece of early 20th century engineering the Lift Lock.

links to the collection
petroglyph bangles A B
petroglyph bangles C D
petroglyph bangles E F
petroglyph bangles G H
petroglyph bangles J K L




copyright 2015 George Hutchinson

October 16, 2015

coil neck piece in hand dyed rope

video
This animation shows the formation of a custom made neckpiece made out of hand dyed cotton and a pair of polymer clay buttons. This was a project that started out with the customer considering the metal neck coils worn by members of traditional cultures and evolved into this realization in cotton fiber.



A higher res image of the finished coil.
14" circumference (average)
3 1/2" height

Here's an alternate design of three discrete pieces

Three soft neck rings with a magnetic clasp
button and loop details to secure the bottom and top loops.

Custom work like this is available on ARTiFactSite

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October 12, 2015

eclipse bangle bracelet PVC plastic moon bracelet 3731


The small void carved into the rim of the bracelet represents the shadow of the earth's penumbria on the moon that can bee seen during an eclipse.

One of the series of bone bangles which might be re-titled "moon bangles" this small oval shaped bangle is perfect for people who have smaller hands. These bracelets won't slip off the way larger bangles tend to do. These special designs are thin and lightweight but extremely strong.

Here's a link to more bone bangles
 7" (178 mm) inside circumference
2" (57 mm) x 2 1/2" (63 mm)

hand carved from re-claimed plastic pipe this design is part of the Handmade Artifacts collection that explores the connection between ancient heritage forms and modern materials.



Available here ARTiFactSite





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October 10, 2015

teardrop PVC plastic bangle bracelet 3720

A simple geometric idea converts a circular form to a subtle inflected curve. A single segment is removed and the faces aligned then solvent welded together.

7 1/2" (191 mm) inside circumference
2 7/8" (73 mm) x 2 1/8" (53 mm)
5/8" (15 mm)
Links to other PVC designs

double point PVC bracelet
sculptured stained spiral bracelet
wide PVC cuff bracelet
pin locking PVC cuff
elemental form PVC bangle
sand dune sculpted bangle
massive bangle bracelet
wide oval pin locking anklet 
wide open back PVC cuff
large bangle bracelet
Available here ARTiFactSite




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October 8, 2015

double point PVC bangle bracelet 3718

 More in the experimental series this "football bracelet" is made from CPVC plastic pipe. The shape is a compressed oval with two inflection points.

The circular pipe is cut in two places and a small segment removed. The faces of the cut are aligned. Seams are solvent welded.

7 3/4" (197 mm) inside circumference
2 7/8" (73 mm) x 2 1/8" (54 mm)
5/8" (15 mm)

links to more PVC designs here
sculptured stained spiral bracelet
wide PVC cuff bracelet
pin locking PVC cuff
elemental form PVC bangle
sand dune sculpted bangle
massive bangle bracelet
wide oval pin locking anklet 
wide open back PVC cuff
large bangle bracelet

slender bone bangles for small hands
Available here ArtiFactSite






design and photographs © copyright 2015