I recently finished an 18ct gold ‘weave’ bangle for a client last week. She wanted an extra special ‘heirloom’ piece of jewellery to give to her granddaughter on her 18th birthday. She brought in old jewellery that have been lying around in her jewellery box for decades. Broken and missing earrings, jewellery she had inherited but had never worn due to a difference in taste and jewellery that she was tired of. I melted down all these bits into small ingots, then rolled and drew down the metal to very thin wire to create a new heirloom for her 18 year old granddaughter. It was a great way to use up all that precious metal to create a new, loved piece of jewellery.
This is the sort of jewellery I just LOVE to make!
ps. The granddaughter loved it!