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Wow! What an amazing experience working with you all to create a truly special piece of jewellery! Using inherited pieces and combining them together was a wonderful idea. I enjoyed each step of the way from the initial hand sketches, CAD visuals and finally the finished article. Every time I look at it I smile and remember the very special people who left me the jewellery to be able to do this. Lara D-J. Facebook review.
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A Handmade Gold Bangle
-Our client asked us to melt down their old broken and un wearable pieces of jewellery and combine them into a single bangle. Originally we were going to melt and make a wavy bangle shape but due to the material cracking whilst being worked into the wave, it was decided that we would need a new design which required less bending of the gold.
-The client’s really liked a silver bangle we had in stock at the time so after a brief discussion it was decided we would form the gold into that design, this style didn’t require as much bending of the gold therefore it was less likely to crack.
-After our client had seen the cracking in the gold, Martin then melted the gold once more and tried to rework it into the new design. This was successful and no cracking appeared, which would therefore enable Martin to achieve a highly polished and smooth finish.
-Once the two sections of the bangle were made, they were then soldered together to create the overlapping effect.
-Finally the bangle was polished.