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It's time for reveal #4!
That means that it's time to show off the bracelet that I made for this challenge.
This particular bracelet was inspired by the those often seen in ancient Mayan art--depicted in murals, stelae, ceramics, and even codices. In these depictions, these bracelets are wide cuffs often worn by the elite (although I honestly have not seen enough research to say that they were the only ones who wore them).
|One of the many famous murals at Bonampak.|
Not my picture!
From this article on Mexicolore about Mayan feather headdresses.
These bracelets are also usually green. (I know, what a surprise!)
So, as you might imagine, I decided to make a green wrap bracelet, reminiscent of those cuffs.
...And I am very happy to say that it turned out exactly as I had imagined it!
The materials include: two shades of dyed magnesite, Czech glass black picasso druks, copper leather, silver findings (including a Mayan-inspired bracelet bar), and dyed yellow turquoise.
I also made it so that it would look visually appealing regardless of the angle... One side features the bracelet bar, while the other highlights the geometric-design button and a hieroglyphic dangle.
As I said, this design just came together just as I had hoped. While I was a little concerned about the combination of silver and copper when I was making it, I am extremely happy that I kept with it... The overall look is precisely what I was going for. (And I am thrilled at how close the colors are to the mural I showed above--even though that was not done on purpose!)
...So, there you go: that was the bracelet I made for this reveal. I am extremely happy with it!
And with that, I have one more reveal entry to go. Come back tomorrow, and I'll show you the last thing that I made for this Mayan-inspired monthly challenge!
Until then, have a great night everyone!