Cuffs, bracelets & torcs

These designs are a fairly direct descendent of the historical pieces that inspired them. Many cultures have used the classic wire twist, it seems to have a near universal appeal. The pre-Roman Celts had numerous examples of neck torcs that were worn as status symbols, the Snettisham torch being one of the most well known. Viking era Scandinavians also produced many wrist cuffs, worn both as adornment and as a form of portable wealth, to be used as currency in the form of hack silver. I’m particularly drawn to the near endless variety of patterns that can be created by simply twisting wire together in different combinations, and by the feeling of solidity and presence that wearing such a mass of precious metal imbues.

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