Athena’s Laurel Cuff Bracelet – Antique Brass Leaves and Sterling

Leafy Brass Laurel Branch Cuff

Handmade by Amber Yearwood

One of my most cherished pieces, which harkens back to Ancient Greece, the Greek Gods & Goddesses, and even Athena herself. A wreath of Laurel for the wrist…

Delicate old antique brass leaf branches are meticulously overlapped, then carefully soldered to very thick round sterling silver which I’ve formed into a cuff. The cuff is flattened slightly with my planishing hammer to provide an even surface for the branches, and the ends carefully filed smooth. All of the brass is aged by hand with a lovely dark patina, then sanded to bring out the gorgeous details. It is tumbled along with steel shot for a very long time to add strength and impart a bit of shine as well. Finally, the leaves are buffed with museum wax to help prevent further tarnish.

Please specify size in the “notes to merchant” upon checkout to prevent delays:

SM: 5.5″   MED: 6.5″   LG: 7.5″

Overall width approx. 1/2″ wide.

If you need a larger size than is listed above, or have something custom in mind, please contact me for a quote.

Brass tarnishes quickly with regular wear, but just a quick rub with a polishing cloth is all the care it will need to help keep it looking it’s best. This piece will age gracefully with the wearer, and makes a lovely bridal gift… Could also work quite well as an everlasting peace offering “I’m sorry” gift.

*PLEASE NOTE that I only use solder that does NOT contain lead or cadmium in my soldered pieces, and a natural non-toxic pickle to clean the metal after using the torch. All of my raw metals (wire, sheet, etc.) are recycled/reclaimed metal. When oxidizing, I also use liver of sulfur. No harsh chemicals.*

$126 USD plus s&h

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About Amber Yearwood

Amber Yearwood is a self-taught metalsmith jeweler born in Barbados, a beautiful, small island in the Caribbean. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her boyfriend, 2 cats and 2 dogs. She is an avid gardener, loves to travel, read, cook, visit dusty old Mom & Pop thrift shops and antique malls, visit the shooting range, and above all, learn new things, concepts and truths.