Desert problems

Desert problems

Desert problems

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It’s been an ongoing evolution to discover how to keep a bracelet securely on while also making it easy to remove.  We have a client living in Santa Fe where the climate is very dry.  She owns one of our beaded hinge bracelets that was designed to be kept closed with a pair of rare earth magnets, and, a tiny black rubber band.  Together they normally work really well.  But in the desert, rubber quickly dry rots and breaks.  So we needed a mechanical solution, and our talented new metalsmith, Nash Quinn, came up with an ingenious and simple addition using the existing sterling silver casting.  He filed off one the hooks that was designed to hold the rubber band, and added a small stainless steel wire & sterling shape that snaps over it.  It’s very subtle and functional.

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