Silver Curb Chain Bracelet
Nothing sits quite so comfortably on your wrist as a curb chain. This chunky hand made chain is no exception, skillfully constructed and then twisted, so it lies flat around your wrist. The texture on the edge of each link adds further depth and detail. As with all my other pieces in this unique series, the inspiration behind this silver curb chain bracelet is my synaesthetic response electric guitar playing. The sculptural detail twists and crackles like the guitar playing that inspired it.
Flowing Design and Exceptional Fit
I have paid close attention to the fitting of this silver curb chain bracelet. Its chain fits flush against your wrist and has a secure clasp to hold it closed. The clasp is easy to do up with one hand. I specially shaped the sculptural detail so it stays on top of your wrist. It won’t slip around.
Consequently, with the chain, it will fit your wrist comfortably and snugly. Although this silver curb chain bracelet is heavily textured and has a twisting design, it does not snag on your clothes. I tucked each curl under for maximum comfort. An edgy look without any sharp edges.
I never make the same thing twice, so as a result, this silver curb chain bracelet is a one-off piece. It is from my ongoing series of unique hand-sculpted jewellery.
Music As Inspiration
I have synaesthesia, which is a neurological trait where my senses cross, meaning my sight is triggered when I listen to music. Therefore I have a strong visual impression of shape, colour, movement and sometimes texture when I hear music. This silver curb chain bracelet is inspired by what I see when I listen to music. As a result, the twisted shapes in this silver curb chain bracelet are little snippets of electric guitar music made tangible by my synaesthesia.
To me, the sound of electric guitar looks like lightning made of mercury. Hence this silver curb chain bracelet curls and twists in response to crackled and distorted electric guitar playing. If you want to know more about my synaesthesia, read this How Vivid Synaesthesia and Muse Live Briefly Disintegrated My Conscious Mind.
I used recycled sterling silver from old and broken silverware and cutlery to make this unashamedly chunky silver curb chain bracelet. Consequently, this eliminates the need for newly mined silver in my work. I melted a piece of old silverware down. Then I hand forged the resulting ingot of molten silver into this satisfyingly weighty piece of jewellery. If you want to know more about how I make my jewellery read this: Four Ways I Invite Chaos into My Creative Process Eliminating Failure and Making My Jewellery More Authentic as a Result.
Who Is This Silver Curb Chain Bracelet For?
This heavy silver bracelet is for you if you want to be creative with your style but retain your sophistication. You want to show your individuality with the jewellery you wear and anchor your outfits with key pieces. You like those pieces to have a story, after all, who wears jewellery hoping it won’t be noticed? Jewellery is a way to subtly and indirectly show your taste and character, start conversations and be appreciated for who you are.
- Sterling silver bracelet
- UK Hallmarked sterling silver (925)
- Comfortably fits wrist 17cm circumference or less (would go up to 18cm but you will need help doing it up)
- Internal diameter 60mm
- External diameter 70mm
- Height of detail – 18mm
- Blacksilver burnished finish
- Comes to you protected by a sturdy branded box
You might enjoy this from my blog: When I Listen To Matt Bellamy’s Swirling Guitar Playing, My Forged Silver Jewellery Takes On Its Metaphysical Shape.
Or get some ideas in my Jewellery Lookbook
Take a look at some of my synaesthetic drawings: Synaesthetic Music Review of Three New Singles by Muse