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In this project I cast a found object with a percieved meaning, plastic friendship bracelets, and created a new piece of jewelry by casting it in… Read More
In this project I cast a found object with a percieved meaning, plastic friendship bracelets, and created a new piece of jewelry by casting it in metal with a new everlasting meaning. Read Less
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Plastic friendship bracelets only last about three months before breaking. But if the beads and string are cast in metal, the meaning of the bracelet is changed, and the message and form of jewelry should represent that. It becomes a permanent message, and to translate that in jewelry, I chose an engagement style ring. This ring represents a man and woman coming together through marriage. 
Process: Casting, piercing, solfering, forming, and hand finishing
Materials: Plastic beads, string, yellow bronze, and sterling silver