June 13, 2015

three part leather braided bracelet with monkey fist and loop black 3612

 Using a single piece of 2 mm black leather lacing the challenge was to create a braided form that had no need for hardware and that could open and close without clips or buttons.

This bracelet has a three part braid with three strands for the running part of the band. The ball knot is a monkey fist 3x3x3 with a small plastic bead as a core. The loops are three strands of the lacing that fit over the monkey fist for a secure and easy to manage closure.
 Here you can see the details of the monkey fist and loop toggle.

7" (178 mm)
2 1/4" (56 mm)
1/2" (12 mm)

.3 oz / 9 g

Design can be expanded to make larger sizes
Available here

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design and photographs © copyright 2015

June 11, 2015

zig zag carved pattern bangle 3605

Diagonal textured pattern hand carved with an asymmetrical row of dots along one edge primitive style bangle bracelet. The light creamy colored core shows through the incised pattern contrasting with the white surface. A neo-primitive abstract pattern based on heritage African designs this is all new materials using no animal products.
8" (203 mm)
2 1/2" (63 mm)
1 5/8" (44 mm)

1.5 oz / 43 g
Available here on the ArtifactSite

design and photographs © copyright 2015

June 9, 2015

anti clastic bangle 3604

 An elemental simple form that has been hand carved to create a reverse (anti clastic) curve in the center leaving the edges thicker. The rounded and slightly distressed surface texture suggests years of use but this is a new object. Surface is matte and will acquire color and patina with use.

Lightweight CPVC has a hard white surface shell and a softer cream colored core exposed during he making.
8 1/2" (212 mm)
2 3/4" (70 mm)
1 5/8" (43 mm)

1.1 oz / 34 g
Available here

design and photographs © copyright 2015

June 7, 2015

sand dune sculpted PVC bangle 3606

Ordinary CPVC pipe transformed into a sculptural bangle reminiscent of aeolian forms seen on beaches and windblown snow drifts. The outer shell is a bright white the core is a creamy beige color exposed during the carving process. Surface texture is matte with small irregularities emulating the aging of ancient objects although this is an entirely new artifact.

No animal products used in this piece.
8 1/2" (216 mm)
2 3/4" (70 mm)
1 1/2" (43 mm)

1.3 oz / 38 g
Available here

design and photographs © copyright 2015

June 5, 2015

massive bangle bracelet 3603

Simple massive bracelet created in the Handmade Artifacts workshop out of PVC thermoplastic. The concentric layers emulate the traditional ivory materials but this is entirely free of animal products. Very slight surface irregularities attest to the handmade history of this bracelet. Interior edges are eased for comfort when placing over the hand. Surface is a matte texture.
7 7/8" (200 mm) inside circumference
2 1/2" (63 mm) inside diameter
1 1/2" (38 mm) wide (interior surface)

9.5 oz / 270 g

sculptured stained spiral bracelet
wide PVC cuff bracelet
pin locking PVC cuff
elemental form PVC bangle
sand dune sculpted bangle
wide oval pin locking anklet 
wide open back PVC cuff
double point PVC bangle
Available here

Part of the collection of handmade artifacts that re-creates ancient heritage forms in modern materials.

design and photographs © copyright 2015

June 3, 2015

three square knot macrame soft bangles 3602

 The 70's called and wanted their macrame back so here it goes… Three made-to-order square knot cotton bracelets made with #24 cotton cord in three colors: natural, yellow, and pink.

This design uses a tube mold to stretch out the circumference cords while the square knots are tied. The ends are pulled tight through the last knot then stitched with nylon thread. Loose ends are removed. Non-adjustable.
 8" (203 mm)
2 1/4" (58 mm)
3/8" (7 mm)

makes a happy stack…

similar design available here or make a request for your custom size and color.

These and other unique bracelets can be found online WhatKnotShop on ETSY

design and photographs © copyright 2015