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

design and photographs © copyright 2015








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





design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

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




design and photographs © copyright 2015

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