Friday, April 30, 2010

Scorpion Bracelets with Rutilated Quartz

These two scorpion bracelets are AMAZING ! Nacho and his brother Arturo went to a mountain where they often go to hunt and camp. They captured a scorpion close to this size by pouring gasoline into the nest. When the scorpion came out to investigate he became their prisoner - to be used as a model for these bracelets (by Nacho) and to be cast in metal (by Arturo) using the lost wax method. I especially love the movement of the bracelet and it fit snuggly on my wrist. Almost lifelike- UFFFF !!!!

Lobster Bracelet

This is the first and only lobster bracelet that Nacho has ever made. He designed it by using a real(frozen) model! Eek !The bracelet is huge and the movement is incredible. Hinged joints make it (almost) come to life !

Horse Bracelet

This stunning bracelet is just another example of what a fantastic metalsmith Nacho is - It really shows off his skills in sculpture. Every detail is so interesting- I especially love the expression on the horse's face !