Caroline Ventura Does a Bang-Up Job
You might not know from looking at them, but the bracelets that Caroline Ventura of Brvtvs made for Of a Kind were borne out of some intense pounding—muffled, thankfully, by the music being blasted from her speakers. Here, the New York designer explains the process of creating their standout detail.
“I use a few different types of hammers, but ones with a domed end are my favorites. It’s really important to use consistent pressure so the piece hammers out evenly, and I find it easier to do that with a domed surface rather that a flat one, which can sometimes leave big dents in the metal.”
“It’s almost meditative for me to sit down and hammer out piece after piece. I turn my music up really loud and zone out for a few hours. This is the finished piece after I drill holes on both sides. I hammer on top of a towel to absorb some of the noise.”
“After doing the drilling, I clean up any rough edges with a little file. I’ve been really into hammering out simple shapes and then filing them down to make something really unique and different.”
“Here, I’m just finishing up the last few pieces, before putting them in their bags to be sent to their new homes.”