Sometimes a commission comes along that really captures me, and this is one of those times.

I was asked to make a cuff bracelet out of a viola bridge that had been replaced after about 16 years of use. An object like that can become symbolic in so many ways, representing the love and pain of her art and the work that went into creating all of that music.

She requested that this piece be fairly minimal, so I went with a smooth black chap leather and a blackened snap, then I wired the bridge to the cuff with a darkened oxidized silver wire.

I enjoy all of my collaborations, but this one was such a personal piece and very different from what I usually create, and I am honored to have been able to help her with it.