My second project was actually a combination of silver, brass, and copper.
I did not start with the finished bracelet design in mind, it just developed as I worked. I knew I wanted it to have a nature theme with birds and flowers, and a few inspirational words. Letter punches were used to create the words.
The shapes were hand cut. Then most of the textures were created with hammers and brought out with various patinas.
No heat touched the metal. Elements were layered and joined with cold connections, namely various types of rivets. This means that some of them are free to rotate in motion, making the piece even more interesting.
The finished elements were then assembled with jump rings and a copper toggle clasp I also made. The bracelet has a nice weight and feel. I'm planning to do a series of these, along with pendants and earrings for my Etsy shop launch.