Watch Katie Diamond’s Cooler-than-Cool Bracelet Come Together
“Making jewelry is one of the first things that felt really natural and easy for me,” says Katie Diamond. But for those of us who don’t have the skills to conjure up turquoise-and-diamond rings or lapis hoop earrings in their DNA? Katie’s here to show us the way. See how her designed-in-Jersey, handmade-in-India bangles came together.
“For this bangle, we chose a malachite stone. I absolutely love its color variation and the natural banded pattern. These stones are all custom-cut in Jaipur, India. I love the cone shape, which is a signature shape for me. I like to cut it as small as possible to balance its edginess. Here you can see our settings—they are cast in brass and then pre-polished.”
"We then shape the wire into an open bangle using a mandrel."
"Then we solder the settings to each open end of the wire bangle."
"The stones are set, the piece is polished and plated, and it’s sent off to Of a Kind!"