Cedar Mesa Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet + Adjustable + Unisex + Weathered Juniper Wood + High Desert + OOAK + Handmade + Primitive +

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Cedar Mesa Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet + Adjustable + Unisex + Weathered Juniper Wood + High Desert + OOAK + Handmade + Primitive +

335.00

Distressed and wild like windswept Cedar Mesa...a solid sterling cuff made from the beautiful texture of weathered juniper...true desert essence

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:: Mesa's Edge ::

High on the bright edge of the world, on the brink of Cedar Mesa in southeast Utah: everyone else is looking at the stunning view spread out below, except me.  I am looking down.  There is a piece of weathered juniper wood at my feet, probably a fragment gathered for firewood and then dropped by the look of it, silvery grey from the elements.  It has split and fissured into a beautiful pattern.  

A very fine mold came from the fragment of weathered wood.  I took an entire 50 gram pack of sterling silver clay and created a cuff bracelet with it, capturing the grain and splits perfectly.  A few areas were reduced along the edges to enhance the undulating flow of the subtle curves, but I kept this piece thick and sturdy.  The molding and shaping process must be quick when working with this clay, and I deliberately left in the impressions and fingerprints on the inside, and all of the idiosyncrasies and random marks along the sides and front.  To me, this feels right and in keeping with the wild, elemental nature of the mesa.  

The cuff was fired in my kiln and the silver was oxidized and lightly refined to a satiny glow.  As you wear this piece the edges and high spots will brighten, adding another layer to its story.  

This is an adjustable bracelet that could even work on a man's wrist...in fact I think it would look phenomenal on a man, but he would have to have a smaller wrist to get away with it.  Contact me with your measurements if you are curious and I'll see if it's doable.  See the sizing info below.  

SIZE:  The internal dimensions of the cuff are 2 3/8" x 2 1/8", or 60mm x 53mm.  The opening is 1" or 25mm.  This size can be increased or reduced by opening the ends up to 1" or 26mm in either direction.  As you look at it edge-on it is very rounded right now, but it can also be made into a flatter, more oval shape.  I would recommend that you have me do this for you if you want it changed, but you can do it yourself if you support it securely and bend it very carefully and slowly.   The cuff itself is 3/4" or 18mm wide.

CARE:  Even with a bit of flexibility to the metal, a cuff bracelet should not be bent a lot as you put it on and take it off, as this will cause metal fatigue leading up to eventual breakage.  Other than that, this is a very durable piece that will only improve with age.  The patina will deepen over time.  You can buff it with a dry kitchen scrubbing pad to brighten it with a matte surface.  You can also polish it with a silver polishing cloth but that will produce a much shinier finish.  Otherwise, wash with soap and water as desired. 

PRESENTATION: This bracelet will come to you beautifully giftwrapped.  See the shop policies below for details.

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