Forged bracelet

[caption id="attachment_557" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="forged sterling silver bracelet"][/caption] I went into metal studio today & made this bracelet from 8 gauge round sterling silver wire.  It was about 3 hour project that required no annealing, just pounding, drilling and riveting some 16 gauge wire.  The top opens on a hinge rivet.  The project is featured in an old Lapidary Journal magazine.  Thought I'd try forging metal again, and I'm getting better at rivets.  The metal studio is heated & has amazing equipment at one's disposal.  It's a great break from the metal clay world, and my coldio garagio studio.  I have another riveting project in progress.  The other challenge was taking a photo.  Need to work on getting the glare out of the metal.