Taf Schaefer

Men's Wristwear comes of age with the Silver Fishbone Cuff

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Catching the large Striped Bass that was making its way along the coast of Cape Cod on a fall night at the turn of the tide was a revelation, a shimmering beauty whose bounty fed the entire crew who came to the Blue Moon party.  

Original Fishbones alongside the Bronze version. 

Original Fishbones alongside the Bronze version. 

Original shape of the Striped Bass Fishbones

Original shape of the Striped Bass Fishbones

 An extra pair of bronze fish bones laid on the work table for months until the day the thought of a cuff sprang to life.  Off to the vise with pliers and hammer to gently coax the bronze around my wrist.  A twist here to soften the end, a reshaping of the larger end to finish with purpose and the men's Fishbone Cuff was born.

The large fish bones that remained from the feast caught my eye.  After setting them aside, their form and function shifted and they suddenly looked like they could be antlers on a wood carving progressing in the garage studio. Their sturdy compound curve, when cast in bronze, worked perfectly as two pairs of antlers set into the mahogany sculpture.

Antelope Grazing - Mahogany and Fishbones

Antelope Grazing - Mahogany and Fishbones

Bronze Fishbone Cuff