This bracelet is made from the side panel of a decommissioned London double decker bus. Once we figured out how to bend the panel without disturbing the gorgeous red paint, we had at it and figured out some great designs. This one has a brass and sterling silver handmade TUBE symbol, which was bent to fit closely next to the very RED surface. We riveted the piece to crisply and cleanly affix it onto the bracelet.
This bracelet was made for a benefit exhibition in London which was for the homeless and disadvantaged. A coalition of US metalsmiths got together and put together some some wonderful submissions for out friends across the pond. We were pleased to be asked to make some pieces for this show.
Next time on a double decker bus, think on how many bracelets could be made out of the carapace. It is probably the same as the amount of holes that it would take to fill the Royal Albert Hall.