PSI-Design

Gallery Two - Bracelets

All jewelry designed and handcrafted by Nancy Howland.
 

 

Floating Granules Bracelet

Photo by Nancy Howland

The Argentium Sterling silver bracelet is 7.5 long, each ring is 7.5mm in diameter and the granules are 1.25mm.
The granules were first fused using a steel sheet back plate, then soldered to the rings.

 

 

Bangle Bracelet

 

Photo by Nancy Howland

This 18-gauge Argentium Sterling silver bracelet is 1/4" wide and 3" in diameter. 

First units of 0.80mm Argentium silver granules and 22-gauge wires were pre-fabricated without a back piece, then these units were fused to the bracelet.

 

 

"Ice Flutes" Bracelet

 

Photo by Nancy Howland

                          close up of "Ice Flutes" Bracelet:

Photo by Nancy Howland

Argentium Sterling silver granule-fused 7.5" bracelet. To protect the 0.80mm granules, they are fused to the inside curve of each tube shape.  The design is different in each tube.  Each granulated unit is 6mm high by 34.5mm in length.  The tube spacers are 8mm in diameter.

 

"Sunflowers" Bracelet


Photo by Nancy Howland

Hand fabricated bracelet. All components, including the box clasp and safety chain, are of Argentium Sterling silver.
Each flower measures 7.5 mm in diameter by 7 mm high.  Total length 7.5 inches.

 

Galaxy bracelet


 photo by Nancy Howland.

Bubbles, plus fine silver rings and spheres are slump-fused between Sterling silver and Argentium Sterling silver domes. Bezel set. The domes are 19 mm wide by 6 mm high, total length 7 inches. 2005


 

Amethyst Ruff

 photo by Nancy Howland.

This bracelet has six 3/8" sterling silver cylinders with fine silver ruffs. Another cylinder fits inside each unit to support the amethyst cabochon against the top ring. These two tubes are held in place by the horizontal 18-gauge wire that connects the units together.


Bracelet, "Moonscapes"

International opera star, Lina Cavalieri (1874-1944).            Jewelry photos by martha busse and Nancy Howland.

This 7.5" sterling silver bracelet has eight domed beads (connecting rings and clasp) stamp/textured with a repeat circles pattern. The beads are 21 mm round and 10 mm deep. The bracelet is satin finished.




Bracelet, "Champagne"

International opera star, Lina Cavalieri (1874-1944).            Jewelry photos by martha busse and Nancy Howland.

Forty 8 mm beads cluster on this 7.25" sterling silver bracelet. The bracelet is positioned to show the construction pattern, with one row of beads down the middle linking together thirteen larger (8 mm) rings and with one bead on each side of each 8mm ring. When worn, the beads move freely in all directions.




Bracelet, "Cascade"



International opera star, Lina Cavalieri (1874-1944).            Jewelry photos by martha busse and Nancy Howland.

The first two photos show the top and underside of the bracelet.

This 7.5 bracelet includes 28 sterling silver 3/8 in diameter half-spheres soldered to 3/8 flat discs with center-drilled air holes. The cylinder clasp design is easy to connect and very secure when worn on the wrist.




Bracelet, "Sunset"

Jewelry photo by martha busse.

Married metals of copper and sterling silver are formed on the dome of each 9.5 mm bead; the copper half is oriented to the outside. This 7.25" bracelet has the same underside all sterling silver construction as the Cascade bracelet.




Bracelet, "Weave"

Jewelry photo by martha busse.

This sterling silver bracelet is woven with fine silver strip between 18-gauge wire and connected to 22-gauge half circles. The bracelet is 7.5" long and the toggle clasp is the same as the Cascade bracelet




Bracelet, "Elizabethan Ruff"

Jewelry photo by Nancy Howland.

This 7.5" bracelet has 7 sterling silver 10.8 mm beads, each with a fine silver pleated ruff.




Bracelet, "Star Seeds"

Jewelry photo by Nancy Howland.

This 9" sterling silver bracelet has eight low-domed beads (7.5-mm height X 13.2-mm dia). The hammered textured designs are on both sides of each bead. This cone-shaped texture reflects light such that it appears above the bead's smooth surface.




Bracelet, "Inca Rose"

Jewelry photo by Nancy Howland.

Twelve (12) rhodochrosite stones (8-mm) are bezel set into shallow domed cups on this 7" bracelet.



Bracelet, "Madison"

Jewelry photo by Nancy Howland.

This flexible 7.5" bracelet is made with 15 rows of 3/8" sterling silver half beads, connected by 15 hinges (2.5-mm dia. X 29-mm long).



For further information please contact Chuck Howland.

Chuck Howland
PSI-Design
4001 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53705

howlandowlc@aim.com
(608) 238-4933

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