Four Element Bracelet with Amethyst stones OR Amethyst and Peridot Sto – Sherry Tinsman Metalsmith
Four Element Bracelet with Amethyst stones OR Amethyst and Peridot Stones

Four Element Bracelet with Amethyst stones OR Amethyst and Peridot Stones

Regular price $386.00
This special statement bracelet features four stunning elements and four special stones on each one. A silver spiral, a silver beaded spiral, a square element with a copper ball in the middle and four special stones set in 14k gold bezels surrounding it, and then finally my Etruscan element. Each element is connected by hand soldered links which ensures comfort and wonderful movement of the bracelet.

As with all my jewelry, the finished piece was oxidized black and then the raised surface was polished to a brilliant shine. This creates a sense of depth that really shows off the natural beauty of the sterling silver.

Adjustable from 6 1/2" - 7 1/2" length. Sterling silver, copper, 14k gold and amethyst OR amethyst and peridot.

I often oxidize the silver before I complete the piece, creating a contrast between the darkened (oxidized) surface and highly polished areas. I let the recessed parts of the design carry the darkened color and let the raised parts gleam. Avoid using liquid silver cleaner on these pieces because it will remove all the oxidation. Rather, use a dry silver polishing cloth to restore the sparkle and store your pieces in a zip lock bag to keep them shiny and bright.

If your jewelry needs a major cleaning , follow these instructions using Wright's Brass Polish (can be purchased online or at your local hardware store). The reason I use the brass polish and not the silver polish is because the liquid silver polish takes off the nice oxidation I put on my pieces. The brass polish just takes off the grime. It's amazing!

You will need:

Pyrex dish
clean sponge
baby toothbrush

Place your jewelry in a Pyrex dish, cover with the Wright's Brass Polish. 
Cut a small piece of a clean sponge, dampen it, dip it in the bowl then dab all over your jewelry. You don't want to rub it just dab. 
Try and get in all the recessed areas.

Because my jewelry has so much form, rinse really well under running water. You don't want the cleaner to dry on the jewelry or it will dry as a white powder. I use a baby toothbrush to gently get in the little hard to reach places while running it under the tap.

If a piece of yours has a stone in it, you will notice I always drill a hole under the stone. This allows the light to shine through and provides a place for moisture to escape. If the brass cleaner gets into that hole and dries, you may want to use a water pick to get it out. Better yet, avoid that by putting a little piece of scotch tape over the hole, take it off after rinsing, then rinse some more. 

This brass cleaner works like magic on all sterling silver, but naturally, I only guarantee my own.

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