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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
        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!



  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

    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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