October 21, 2016

extra wide slip on cuff 4037

Soft core CPVC cut, seamed, and heat formed to resemble a piece of bone, then textured and polished to create a lightly striated surface.

 7 1/2" (190 mm) inside circumference
2 1/2" (64 mm) diameter
lightweight 2 oz / 57 g
some other designs similar to this:

super thin stackable bone bangles

small massive bone bracelet

large bone bangle 

brush texture wide bangle 

wide bone cuff with a split back

thick bone bracelet 
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October 10, 2016

large domed bone bangle 4047

Asymmetrical curved shape created from an angled seam and heat treatment is surfaced and finished to resemble a piece of ivory but this is 100% synthetic materials so no animals are harmed.
The surface is burnished with a felt tipped polishing tool to bring out the semi-matt texture. The heat of the burnishing process fuses the plastic to create the glossy finish seen in the photos.

 Size is a generous 9" (228 mm) circumference large enough to wear on the upper arm.

1.7 o1 oz/ 51 g

other designs you might like:
two large bracelets 4030

large bone bangle bracelet 4028

small massive bone bracelet 4025

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design and photographs copyright 2016

October 4, 2016

two large bracelets 4030 4032

This matching pair of large bangles are made from   a single piece of laminated material. The billet was assembled from two pieces of vertically sliced PVC pipe that were solvent welded and separated on a diagonal. The individual pieces were then shaped and finished.

The process emulates the practice of slicing animal horns or bones in segments to create the ivory, bone, and horn bracelets common in indigous cultures but without the obvious negative impacts.
 The top half is item 4030 which has a flared end. You can see the laminating seam near the edge. This piece is 7 1/2" (191 mm) interior circumference and weighs 3.4 oz (98 g) it's about 1 3/4" wide.

The bottom piece item 4032 is slightly larger at 7 3/4" (196 mm) circumference and has more rounded edges. It also weighs in at a full 5 oz (144g) so it's quite massive - in keeping with the design values of the cultural inspiration for these bracelets.

together these are almost 3 wide and 8.6 oz

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design and photographs copyright 2016

October 1, 2016

large bone bangle bracelet 4028

Formed from thermoplastic then hand carved to shape this larger bracelet will fit an adult hand comfortably. The shape is gently flared from the inside. A slight anti-clastic form follows the interior curve giving this bangle a flowing organic form. The surfaces have been burnished with a dense felt buff bringing out a pleasing smooth texture.

 about 8 1/2" (216 mm) circumference
2 5/8" (67 mm) diameter
1.8 oz  /  52 g

You might also like these designs:

thick bone bracelet 3752

white bone bangle bracelets 3309

bone cuff split back PVC modern relic 3762

triangle bangles 3471
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