This is an etched sterling silver bracelet or cuff. The design was taken from one of my Indian pattern books.
Etching is a fun but time consuming process. You start out with sheet silver. You choose your pattern, in this case from my Indian design book, and print it on special paper. You burnish the design on to the heated metal and then peel off the paper. The silver sheet is then floated on an acid bath. The exposed metal gets etched with the selected pattern. The metal is then put into a neutralizing bath after which the blue paper is scrubbed off with a solvent.
I cut out the bracelet from the sheet using a jeweler's saw. I refined and smoothed the edges and polished the silver. I used a bracelet mandrel and rawhide hammer to fashion the bracelet to fit on the wrist.
I painted the surface with patina to highlight the pattern.
Dimensions 6 inches X 1/2 inch. This is more like a wide bangle. It is open ended so can fit most wrists.