Engraved Glass In Handcuffs Light Art
Mark Allyn Artistic Journal
Clothing, Jewelry, and Light Artist in Bellingham, Washington
Engraved Glass In Handcuffs Light Art
Yes, these are real police issue handcuffs.

However, they are welded in position and the key no longer unlocks them.

The glass that is cemented to the center of each handcuff as well as the array of bicycle gears in the center is two layers of plate glass.

The symbols you see are engraved onto the glass using a high speed diamond tool. The glass is then edge-illuminated using LEDs located behind the lock plate on each handcuff.