Annular Waves

The new ‘annular waves’ technique relies on leather’s natural elastic properties

As a water droplet hits the surface of a still pond, the ripples it creates are mesmerising; part of the magic is how the light reflects as the water disperses away from the point of contact. When it rains, the surface of water becomes a fluid natural wonder created by the ‘dance’ of colliding ripples.

The new ‘annular waves’ technique relies on leather’s natural elastic properties to create the effect of concentric ripples of water, converging around a central decorative fine silver and clear enamel guilloché disc. The natural waxy finish of the leather and hand chasing (texturing with a small stamp) give the impression of highlights and shade.

 

Materials – Hand textured black coach hide leather, Enameled fine silver Guilloche disk

Finish – Leather wax