It’s hard to believe Sergio Gutierrez’s exquisite jewelry and accessories are crafted from humble ball and chain pieces. Sergio, an engineer by trade, transforms these simple elements into a stunning mesh-like fabric he creates by soldering the tiny pieces together in intricate patterns. His work led him from Columbia, where he was born, to San Francisco, where he got his first big break in a Haight-Ashbury boutique when Betsey Johnson discovered his jewelry. Sergio’s interest in sixteenth century artifacts, particularly chainmail, has inspired his work.
Today Sergio’s studio in Miami, called Liquid Metal, creates gorgeous pieces forged of this luxurious metal mesh that really does feel like it’s melting into your skin. We’ve selected a wide cuff bracelet with a diamond design to feature. The antique silver-colored cuff has a modern, chunky silhouette with a hint of vintage style that makes it a great statement piece whether it’s paired with jeans or a cocktail dress. While it’s meant to be worn tight to the arm, it’s incredibly comfortable due to the flexibility of the mesh. It’s romantic and edgy at the same time, with a personality that will make it one of the go-to pieces in your jewelry box.
Originally published on Daily Grommet