I think fonts are great fun; the font collection on my computer threatens to take over the hard drive.
On this 1-inch wide, heavy 16 gauge solid copper cuff bracelet, I acid-etched the word "pagan" using as many different fonts as I could fit on the metal. I added a few pentacles to add interest. The last two images show the bracelet before it was hammered into a curve.
This cuff is adjustable to fit most wrist sizes. Continued bending of any cuff bracelet, no matter what metal it is made of, will eventually cause the metal to crack. I recommend putting any new cuff bracelet on and bending it until it fits comfortably. After it has been adjusted to fit, never bend it again--instead, take it off and put it on by twisting the bracelet around the wrist until the opening can slip off over the narrowest area of the wrist.
Copper will naturally develop a darker patina over time. If this darker color isn't to your liking, it can be easily cleaned by washing it with soap and water to remove skin oil, then soaking it briefly in a bowl of plain household vinegar. The vinegar should quickly make it bright and shiny again. Rinse it well, and dry it with paper towels. If it's still not as bright as you'd like, then rub it gently with a jewelry polishing cloth.
If "pagan" doesn't describe you, I can do custom designs with different words. :)
Drop me a note; I'd be glad to design a bracelet just for you!
Welcome to Feathered Gems on Zibbet.
Here you will find jewelry delights that celebrate the beauty of the greyhound, and other animal charms as well.
But as I also sew, lathe turn pens, cut cabochon stones, crochet, and work with glass, you might find just about anything here. So stay tuned!