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Is It Original? Probably Not.

My latest and greatest.
This cuff was inspired by my friend being in a group called The Amazons.
So...what would an Amazon woman wear as part of her battle outfit?
That's when I came up with this cuff bracelet.
The design was rolled on to the metal using a rolling mill with another piece of textured brass.
I used my metal stamps, handmade by me, for the border.  The two pieces are held together with my hand made copper rivets.
Inside I drew a labrys, or double-bladed axe, a symbol of the ancient Amazon tribes, with an engraver along with other symbols.
Is it original?
Ummm....not completely.  I'm sure...
no I know I was influenced by someone or something. 
The thing is I just couldn't tell you from where or from whom.
Some people would like to tell you that a piece is original
but
        is it?
The eyes and the mind are like cameras.  Storing and then filed away whether we want it to or not. 

 Nothing is really original.

So I leave you with a quote by André Gide...

Everything that needs to be said has already been said.  But, since no one was listening
everything has to be said again.

Have a great Friday and see you next week!
_/\_

Namaste
Kalaya

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  1. I get what you mean by nothing being really original especially with jewellery but your cuff is original in it's pattern details and engravings :D

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    1. Ahhhh....but I didn't say it wasn't OOAK! Hahahaha!!! Thanks Tracy. Oh and I didn't know we had to clean our soldering block. Blech!!!

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