September 4, 2015

bolt bracelet 3691

The second in the conceptual series made with up cycled carpet pad this variation is about the contrast between the lightweight rough textured pad and the massive phallic bolt used to secure the ends of the strip.

The pad strip is a tapered shape rolled around a mold then punctured and bolted together. The shape is similar to the iron necklaces worn by women in the Hamar cultural group with some obvious differences in materials.
In deference to the comfort of the wearer the interior side has the domed end of the carriage bolt. The wider end of the taper is on the interior with the narrow end secured beneath the washer and nut. More gruesome variations are of course possible but not recommended.

7 3/8" (186 mm) 1.4 oz (41 g)

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