The Whale Cuff
Sterling silver - Thick gauge and 30% reclaimed
6" end to end - You don't want more than an inch of an opening.
With all jewelry pieces, but especially cuffs - it is important to open and close your cuff very little. My advice is to pull the cuff open just enough to SLIP onto the side of your wrist (the thinnest part of the wrist) and then close enough to feel like it won't slip off. And then let it be and enjoy. Flexing the metal over and over will result in a cracked or broken cuff, but if you are easy with it, it will last a lifetime.
This stone... wowie! I have held onto it for awhile, finding the perfect match for it - I believe I did it justice. This cuff is one of my favorites. A statement piece for the ocean lovers.
Made with love - one of a kind, twisted, bent, set, sawn, etched, fired by my own two hands.
Note to buyer: The reclaiming process is a bit of a long one. Most of the sterling silver I buy is from well used jewelry that isn't being worn anymore or has been broken. I also buy used sterling silverware. I melt it all down and roll it into sheet and wire. This means that I don't have to buy freshly mined silver that is much easier to work with. Reclaimed pieces cost more because of this extra process. In the end, reclaiming metal for my wares is gratifying and worth it to me. I hope you feel the same. With love.