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

design and photographs © copyright 2015

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

design and photographs © copyright 2015

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)

Available here ArtiFactSite

design and photographs © copyright 2015

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

 Wide and smooth inside and out
1/4" slot

available ArtifactSite now

design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

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