Gauntlet

Gauntlet

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December, 2011

When I was in MassART's jewelry program they assigned a thematic bracelet project to all of their incoming seniors. The students would pick a theme and base a bracelet off of it. This theme would also serve as the jumping off point for the remaining projects.

I chose "fantasy" as my theme because a lot of my work dealt with mock-artifacts from a fictional narrative. A gauntlet was the perfect choice for this.

Once I began researching antique arms and armor, it became apparent that the thing I made was in reality not that effective, instead being an embellished facsimile of a piece of armor. This realization served as the catalyst for much of my work for that year onward.

You can see a video of the articulation in this video I posted to YouTube: Link

Nu-Gold, bronze, copper, sterling silver, pietersite, found leather glove.