forging mother’s jewelry (bracelets!)

mother's bracelets

Forging these bracelets pretty much touches the core of my love for smithing. The process allows me to start at the very beginning, melting down an ingot of metal. drawing the ingot into stock of the desired thickness, annealing the metal (heating it up), quenching the metal (cooling it down), and slowly forging the metal into the shape of a bracelet.

in this photo you see three bracelets, the first two showcase the birthstones of her four children. the third bracelet has the birthstones of husband and wife.

a perfect trio to wear forever.