One of a Kind Mouse and Mushroom Forest Cuff-Cuffs-The Striped Cat Metalworks
One of a Kind Mouse and Mushroom Forest Cuff-Cuffs-The Striped Cat Metalworks
One of a Kind Mouse and Mushroom Forest Cuff-Cuffs-The Striped Cat Metalworks
One of a Kind Mouse and Mushroom Forest Cuff-Cuffs-The Striped Cat Metalworks
One of a Kind Mouse and Mushroom Forest Cuff-Cuffs-The Striped Cat Metalworks

One of a Kind Mouse and Mushroom Forest Cuff

Regular price
$389.00
Sale price
$389.00

This mushroom forest bracelet is a one of a kind design that I worked on over months. I first made this resin cabochon because I wanted to see what would happen if I included some tiny sterling silver pieces I had made to be kept in the resin forever. I added a little handcarved mouse and two tiny mushrooms within his forest on top of the mossy hill. The mosses, lichens, greenery, quartz crystals, and rocks were collected from my back woods in central Massachusetts. I placed each of them exactly where I wanted with tweezers and made the cabochon in layers over a week so that each of the pieces would stay exactly where I placed them.

On each side of the resin cabochon I made a different mushroom forest for two other mouse friends. On the left is a mixture of handcarved morel and amanita mushrooms. I make these mushrooms by melting down silver sheet and then poking, stretching, and shaping them while they are still molten hot before they cool within seconds. I use tiny tools to etch, carve, and shape them further so that they can then be soldered onto the curved cuff. A little mouse curls his tail around one of the mushroom stems looking forward.

On the right side of the mushroom forest is a cluster of shelf mushrooms each with an etched top to mimic those found on fell trees in the woods. Turkey tails, were who I was trying to recreate with these. Within those shelf mushrooms is another tiny hand carved mouse poking his adorable nose out into the world.

On the top part of the cuff above the bezel holding down the resin cabochon is a miniature cluster of three mushrooms reaching to the sky.

This bracelet will fit a variety of wrists because the back is slightly open. You can squeeze it a bit tighter or open it slightly to fit your wrist. It is best to fit this to your wrist when receiving it because natural metals do not love being opened and closed as it will eventually weaken the metal. It is possible to do this when you first wear it and then not have to open it or close it at all again when wearing it or taking it off again. There is a secret to wearing cuffs that I will tell you about ;)

All of my pieces come to you in a sweetly decorated gift box making them ready to be the perfect gift or as a nice gift for yourself! One of a kind finished pieces will be mailed to you within 3-5 business days.