Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hand jewelry--jewelry for the hand...Kelli Clarkson made me do it!

About a week ago I caught a Kelli Clarkson video "Stronger."  What blew me away about this video was her jewelry specifically a cuff--a "hand cuff" worn on the back of the hand between the knuckles and the wrist.  It looked very ancient, very powerful...and something I've never seen it span the width of the back of her hand.  What I've described is the best I can tell--even with pausing the video and trying to drag the slider frame by frame. I would share the image of it here with you but my technical skills are lacking.

After viewing the video the first thing I did was to try and find anything like it in images of contemporary jewelry and historical adornment.  Again what I was looking for was not the design of the cuff but; the placement on the hand.

I would love to know if any of you have seen not only Kelli's jewelry but also have you seen wearing a cuff on the hand.  I have to admit it's not a big leap to place a cuff there, in fact it much like a "slave bracelet," (really don't like that term).

So here's my first attempt to respond to the inspiration these images created with the work I'm showing here.
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