May 23, 2015

layered cord and seed bead bangle 3588

 Layers of cord and seed beads in a simply constructed pattern with four ply nylon thread. Cord is hand dyed cotton with a mix of blue and green dye. Beads are 3 mm glass. Color mix range from opal cream to clear green.




8 1/4" (209 mm)
2 5/8" (68 mm)
1" (24 mm)

.6 oz / 18 g


Part of the Handmade Artifacts collection of modern interpretations of heritage designs.



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May 14, 2015

wide oval pin locking ankle cuff 3583

Wide oval shaped cuff with interlocking tabs and pin connections. PVC thermoplastic and brass. Related designs:

Thinner profile design.

Circular shape cuff design

Larger circular cuff design
 8 3/8" (213 mm) inside circumference
2 1/2" (63 mm) x 3" (76 mm) oval
1 5/8" (42 mm) wide

1/4" (8 mm) thickness
3.0 oz / 87g
Available here


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May 12, 2015

wide open back PVC cuff bracelet 3562

 Substantial wide cuff bracelet with a simple circular pattern of incised marks with a tapered edge. Slips on easily over the wrist with the open back design. Circular form with a smooth interior is comfortable to wear alone or stack with as many thinner bangles as possible for a massive effect. Lightweight thermoplastic.
 the geometry
71/4" (185 mm) inside circumference
2 3/8" (61 mm) inside diameter
1 7/8" (49 mm) wide
1" (24 mm) opening

1.5 oz / 45 g

available here

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May 11, 2015

replica copper coil bracelet 3581

 Made from heavy copper wire this replica bracelet is very similar to the coil bracelets worn by native people in Africa and widely seen in photos of these groups. This replica was used as a costume prop and has minor surface oxidation. The material is a 6 gauge soft copper wire that may be easily adjusted to a comfortable size on the forearm. Substantial weight. Shape is roughly cylindrical and is designed to be shaped to fit when worn. Ends have been rounded for safety and comfort.
 the geometry:
8 1/4" (209 mm) inside circumference (average)
2 3/4" (74 mm) inside diameter
4 3/8" (107 mm) wide

26 full circumferences with overlap

1 lb 10.5 oz (754 g)
available here



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May 8, 2015

open back cuff bracelet with dimples 3563

Open back cuff that is made for a small adult  wrist using white thermoplastic that has been trimmed and shaped into a comfortable oval. A single row of dimples is placed on the centerline.
 the geometry
6 5/8" (166 mm)
2 3/8" (61 mm) x 1 3/4" (44 mm)
1 1/4" (32 mm)

1 oz/ 30 g
Soon to be available on the ArtifactSite

Part of the Handmade Artifacts collection that re-creates heritage forms in modern materials.



design and photographs © copyright 2015

May 6, 2015

large bangle bracelet 3560

Oversize bangle that recalls the basic simple designs seen in heritage cultures of Africa made with modern thermoplastic materials. This massive bracelet is assembled from multiple concentric pieces of PVC pipe then shaped to form with hand tools creating a smooth but slightly irregular surface texture.
the geometry
7 7/8" (201 mm) inside circumference
2 1/2" (63 mm) inside diameter
1" (24 mm) wide

5 oz/143 g

Available here

Part of the Handmade Artifacts  collection of traditional forms created in modern materials


design and photographs © copyright 2015

May 4, 2015

oval interlocking tab ankle bracelet 3565

Modern thermoplastic formed and cut to create overlapping tabs that are secured with brass pins placed in precision drilled holes. The pins are held in place by friction with the plastic but slide out easily using a small tool. The slightly oval shape is anatomically correct.
the geometry

8 5/8" (219 mm)
3" (76 mm) x 2 1/2" (63 mm)
1" (24 mm)

1.9 oz  56 g
Available here

Part of the Handmade Artifacts  collection of traditional forms created in modern materials



design and photographs © copyright 2015

May 2, 2015

circular interlocking cuff 3558

The interlocking tabs are equal proportions with two brass pins placed in precision drilled holes. Material is CPVC which is a lightweight form of thermoplastic with a foam core and hard surface skin.
The geometry
8 1/4" (209 mm)
2 1/2" (63 mm)
2 1/8" (54 mm)

2.2 oz  65 g

Available here 

ArtifactSite



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April 30, 2015

incised wave pattern wide bangle bracelet 3559

Incised pattern wide bangle bracelet made from modern thermoplastic materials. The pattern of grooves and stippling is based on ancestral heritage design. The stylized wave pattern is created by the hand held tools and free form application.
The geometry
7 1/2" (191 mm)
2 3/8" (60 mm)
1 7/8" (48 mm)

1.6 oz  48 g


Available here


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April 28, 2015

mixed color grommets with waxed thread whipping 3573

Hand dyed cords in muted tones combined in four grommets finished with waxed thread coach whipping detail

olive and teal
sand and olive
salmon and sand
navy and olive
6 3/4" (173 mm)

Special made-to-order product available here.




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April 26, 2015

distressed bangle bracelet 3561

Irregular somewhat distressed form made from thermoplastic surface defects scratches dents and dings emulate age of use textures of damage survival
8 5/8" (219 mm)
2 3/4" (68 mm)
2" (51 mm)

1.5 oz (44g)
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design and photographs © copyright 2015

April 24, 2015

pin locking cuff bracelet PVC bracelet large bangle upper arm cuff 3557

Simple geometric circular form of white thermoplastic (PVC) with interlocking pinned connections. Connections are secured with brass pins friction fit in precision drilled holes. The finish is a smooth matte with small irregularities


the geometry
8 5/8" (220 mm)
2 3/4" (70 mm)
1 1/2" (41 mm)


3.1 oz (89 g)
Available here





design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop