During the summer of 2013, I had an opportunity to work with a local jewelry designer in Rhode Island. Her designs were raw yet sophisticated, which inspired me to incorporate her technique into my design. I wanted to create a statement piece that incorporates both my Korean and Egyptian background. Using the ‘Hamsa’, which is the hand shape, (symbolizes protection from evil) as the basis of my design, I combined it with the ‘Do-Kke-Bi’; which is a mythical monster told in Korean folk tales. The face of the ‘Do-Kke-Bi’ rests within the ‘Hamsa’, symbolizing the captivity of the monster and the protection from evil.
Using wax and a hot rod, I created the mold of the bracelet, which my employer took to be casted using the lost wax technique.