Behind the Scenes: The Making of the Double Bar Cuff
While we are revamping and continuously adding to our jewelry collection, I find myself making our Double Bar Cuff quite often. It's been a popular piece among our customers and retailers alike, so I thought this would be a good chance to give you a behind-the-scenes sneak peek into the making of it.
I start by making all the measurements and marks for cutting. After all the pieces are measured and cut, they are filed down to create straight and smooth edges. Then the pieces are soldered together. Soldering and heating up the brass results in firescale, which is the discoloring you can see in the last photo above. The piece takes a couple different baths which help to aid in removing the firescale.
Once the piece is mostly cleaned up, I use a mandrel and mallet to shape the cuff. The final steps are the finishing of the piece. The finishing is usually the most rewarding part. Using a variety of rotary brush heads, the piece is polished by hand to create a bright and shiny finish.