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Lodestone Bracelet

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Lodestone Bracelet

from 185.00

This bracelet, designed in collaboration with Hollows Leather, features a distinctive magnetic clasp and a pair of substantial leather cords set in place with allen bolts.  

 Brass or Silver & Stainless Steel, Leather, Rare Earth Magnets

Leather Options:

  • Brown (pictured first)
  • natural (pictured second, will darken with wear)

Metal Options:

  • Brass (pictured first & second)
  • Sterling Silver (pictured third, with silver plated stainless steel screws)

Small fits a 6" circumference wrist, med a 6 1/2" wrist, large a 7 1/2" wrist.  Custom sizing available, scroll down for details

Usually ships within two to three weeks.  Silver may take up to 5 weeks.

 

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This bracelet, designed in collaboration with Hollows Leather, features a distinctive magnetic clasp and a pair of substantial leather cords set in place with allen bolts.  

 Brass or Silver & Stainless Steel, Leather, Rare Earth Magnets

Leather Options:

  • Brown (pictured first)
  • natural (pictured second, will darken with wear)

Metal Options:

  • Brass (pictured first & second)
  • Sterling Silver (pictured third, with silver plated stainless steel screws)

Small fits a 6" circumference wrist, med a 6 1/2" wrist, large a 7 1/2" wrist.  Custom sizing available, scroll down for details

Usually ships within two to three weeks.  Silver may take up to 5 weeks.

 

 
 

I designed this bracelet in collaboration with Nicholas Hollows of Hollows Leather.  Nicholas contacted me in january of 2015 to see if I would want to create a magnetic clasp to compliment his leatherwork.  We conversed, and decided that we wanted something that would be elegant, tough, easy to use, and would not require the use of chemical adhesives (aka epoxy) to assemble.  Multiple prototypes, countless drawings and sketches, and more than a year later, this beautiful beast is ready to make it's way in the world.  

Each clasp is made of a lost wax cast body, a stack of rare earth magnets, a brass plate, and two allen bolts.  The clasp bodie was initially modeled in 3d by Nicholas Thompson of Berlian Arts, based on a sample which I hand carved from wax.  From the 3d model we had a part printed in wax, and moulded for casting by a lovely company in Rhode Island.  When I get the cast parts back from the casting house I hand finish them, tap threading for the allen bolts, and embed magnets behind a brass plate which is hammer set into the face of the part.  The leather thongs are prepared using a custom jig, and mounted in place with allen bolts.  

The clasp is quite strong, and comes together with a satisfying 'clack'.  Take care putting it on, you would not want to pinch yourself with it!  

Size small has an inner diameter of 6", medium 6.5", large 7.5".  If you care to you are welcome to request a custom bracelet size at no additional charge; simply select 'custom' from the drop down menu and leave a comment noting your desired size at checkout.  To find your size measure your wrist snugly but not tightly using a cloth tape measure or a piece of string.  Replacement cords are available, please contact me to discuss 

The threading on the bolts is wholly sturdy, but quite fine.  Please do not remove the bolts; I will not be able to repair damaged threading.  To prolong the life of the leather I do not recommend wearing this piece in the water.