One of my most beloved items was a neck cuff made out of hammered brass. I can't quite pin down the timeframe of when those neck cuffs were really popular, but I'm thinking mid 1980s? I did a couple of searches online and didn't find much like the cuffs I remember. I found this picture of Joan Collins and had to pin it to my inspiration board on Pinterest because it's such an extreme neck cuff (she wasn't alone...I guess if you are on the red carpet or a stage your jewelry has to be GIANT).
I knew I wanted to make a couple. But for a person going to the office or the grocery store or out with friends, not someone walking the red carpet. I started out with a really slim copper cuff.
I bent copper tubing around my neck mandrel and added a hammered texture.
Here it is after sanding and polishing:
Then I made another out of wide copper sheet and folded it randomly. This one is more "me" and the one I would wear if I had to pick between them - I love that it's not perfectly symmetrical.