SHOW: Bracelet 18


Title:      Bracelets.
General:    These bracelets are made after an ancient Viking design.
Material:   Sterling Silver.
Gem:
Method:     Forged, Hammer twisted.
Finish:     Polished.
Mechanics:
Designer:   W.van Heeckeren, inspired by the Vikings.
Craftsman:  W.van Heeckeren.

Price:      AUS $ 400.00 each.











STERLING SILVER.


    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.

                                                    Wal.













FORGING.


        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.

                                                    Wal.












HAMMER TWISTING.


        Hammer Twisting is a method of twisting wires of differing,
                               or uneven thicknesses.  If one were to just
                               twist the wires they would not twist in an
                               even pattern, so a hammer and a block of
                               wood  are  used to bend each wire around the
                               other, thereby achieving an even result.

                                                    Wal.