18ct Yellow Gold
KNIFE EDGED BRACELET YELLOW
The razor edge has become a subtle signature of Hannah’s sculptural design identity. In this bracelet it forms the focal point of the interlocking solid gold links.
In classic Hannah Martin style, the knife-edge lines are in juxtaposition with the sensual, voluptuous curves of the form. Each individual link of the chain is hand crafted and assembled.
The clasp mechanism of the bracelet has been given great attention; a simple slip connection and flip of one of the links renders it invisible whilst worn.
Innately tactile and inviting to the touch, this collector’s piece is pure pleasure to wear.
Edition of 35
2 in stock
18 Carat Yellow Gold.
This bracelet is made from 82 grams of 18 carat yellow gold. Each link was originally created by hand carving and the bracelet is hand crafted and individually constructed in London.
Link 44mm x 23mm x 4mm
Length 22 cm
This collection, ‘The Only Performance’ is a tale about London’s underworld. A world inhabited by the dangerous and the suave, characters that are intoxicatingly badly behaved.
The story began as my response to the film ‘Performance’ – the 1970 film directed by Donald Cammel and Nicholas Roeg, starring Mick Jagger and James Fox. A film I have watched more times than I can count.
I wanted to capture the gritty glamour of the film, to create a collection that echoes the balances of power within the narrative, and the exploration of masculinity that the film portrays so incredibly.
I also wanted the collection to be unashamedly about the gold it was made from. I envisaged the purity of the metal being the hero of this story. To create shapes that had sculptural, visceral form – that were big, but not fussy, that allowed the gold itself to do the talking, so to speak.
The knife-edge lines you see in this bracelet were an important design theme for me throughout the collection, combined with the softer, more curvaceous forms of the body of the piece. The juxtaposition of these is, for me, what creates the tension in the pieces.
The oversized scale of the links was also of great importance. I loved the idea of an unapologetically large link – this was designed as a bracelet to be seen and to be felt. It is piece that glories in its materials and the sensations it creates.