General: This Sea Serpent Bracelet has enamelled eyes, the head is
raised. The tail is forged and constructed.
Material: Sterling Silver, Enamel.
Method: Constructed, Raised, Forged.
Mechanics: This bracelet is of an open type so that it me easily be
adjusted to the wearer. The tail rides loose in the mouth. The
head is raised from a cone.
Designer: W.van Heeckeren.
Craftsman: W.van Heeckeren.
Price: AUS $ 650.00.
STERLING SILVER is a binary Silver alloy consisting of:
925 parts/1000 Pure Silver and
75 parts/1000 Pure Copper.
Annealing temperature: 750 degrees Celsius.
Melting Temperature: 950 degrees Celsius.
Enamel is a powdered glass, applied to the surface
of a metal, and is then fired in a kiln to fuse the
powdered glass into a solid mass. In the process
the enamel adheres to the metal.
Raising is a method of shrinking sheet metal in order to
form hollow shapes. For instance: a bowl, or a
jug may be raised from flat sheet metal in one
single piece. During the process the metal
FORGING is a method of deforming metal with a hammer on an anvil.
In the case of Sterling Silver and the Karat Golds, this
must be done COLD! If a hot forging is attempted the
precious metals will just crumble. In their PURE form
Silver and Gold will allow HOT forging, but there is no
benefit to be gained.