This copper cuff was etched using a floral Indian pattern. Etching is a fun but time consuming process. I started with sheet copper, crafted the pattern, and printed it on special paper. The design was burnished on to the heated metal and then peeled off the paper leaving the design on the copper. The copper sheet was then floated on an acid bath. The exposed metal gets etched with the selected pattern.
The copper is neutralized and scrubbed clean. It is cut with a jeweler's saw to remove the desired piece from the sheet. The strip of metal is filed, sanded and polished. I hammer it on a bracelet mandrel to get the desired shape. I then paint on patina to get colors for accent. I am happy when I get reds, blues and purples.
This is a handsome cuff, which would set off any outfit and be an accent piece for the wearer.
Dimensions: Width 1 and 3/4 inches. Length 6 and 1/2 inches. It is an open ended cuff should fit most wrists.