In 1990 I decided to take a blacksmithing course at the popular HAYSTACK school of crafts, in Maine. The instructor, Douglas Wright, blew me away with the beauty of his iron work, and his teaching ability. I dove into the work like a maniac and found myself in blacksmith heaven, forging red hot iron until I had to plunge it back into9 the fire to reheat the stressed molecules. This bangle is a very fine example of how my work was altered, how I changed my brand image a bit, towards this entirely different look of jewelry, of metal. Using very heavy fine silver (.999 pure) rod stock, I threw myself into the making of this beast with gusto. No longer soft as fine silver can be, this piece has been forged with such strength and determination that it is quite rigid. Weighing over a half a pound of solid silver, there is such a sculptural presence here that it will inspire all who gaze upon it. This is an EMPOWERING object.