I enlarged the intaglio earrings depicting leaves on branches into a cuff bracelet of sterling silver. The design is cut out of sterling silver, and the strip with the cut-out design is fused to a thicker backing strip, and then oxidized. The design is developed by sanding and polishing the upper layer, leaving the leaves below the surface blackened.
Cuff Bracelet Depicting Leaves in the Wind
Simple Saw-Tooth Design in Brass
The same strategy is used in these designs, which can be fabricated in brass, copper, silver or gold. The design is cut-out of one layer of metal, fused to the backing strip, and sanded and polished to reveal the saw-tooth pattern.
An Intaglio of Stars
Again, this cuff bracelet is made in a brass alloy that looks like yellow gold.