- Nov 18, 2014
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Speaking of jewelry, I bought my first piece today from the SelfEdge sale. Down the rabbit hole I go.
The Wire Depth Bracelet is made with straight and twisted wires. The twisted wire is first two strands of wire that are clamped in a vise. With a pair of pliers, the silversmith grasps the other ends of the round wires and expertly twists them slowly to create a rope look (far more difficult than it sounds). Then the pieces of twisted wire are laid next to pieces of square wire (all sterling) and they are soldered together with silver solder. The ends are cut off even, filed down and end pieces are soldered on. Not many silversmiths can get this look down this clean as VanDever.