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Oarlock Cuff

240.00
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Oarlock Cuff

240.00

This cuff bracelet is inspired by the form of an oarlock, and was designed in collaboration with author Douglas W. Milliken.  It comes with a bandana, which is screen printed with a short story Douglas wrote for the project.

Brass, Cotton, Paper, Words

Small, Medium, Large

Usually ships within three weeks

Bandanas are available separately.  It is listed at the bottom of the product page.

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This cuff bracelet is inspired by the form of an oarlock, and was designed in collaboration with author Douglas W. Milliken.  It comes with a bandana, which is screen printed with a short story Douglas wrote for the project.

Brass, Cotton, Paper, Words

Small, Medium, Large

Usually ships within three weeks

Bandanas are available separately.  It is listed at the bottom of the product page.

 
 

Size small has an inner circumference of approximately 6 1/2", and comfortably fits a 5 1/2" to 6 1/4" circumference wrist.  Medium has an inner circumference of approximately 7", and comfortably fits a 6 1/4" to 6 3/4" wrist.  Size large has an inner circumference of approximately 7.5", and comfortably fits a 6 3/4" to 7 1/4" wrist.  I can size a large up to fit a 7 3/4" wrist if necessary.  Please contact me to discuss. 

The cuff is sand cast individually from a hand made pattern.  I carved the first draft in wax, then used that draft to make a more refined pattern from pewter.  Sizes small and large will be made using patterns which are 3D printed.  The finish on the casting is utilitarian; it is quite comfortable to wear and proudly displays the tool marks of finishing.  It is lightly patinated and will continue to develop character with wear. 

"A boy with a rowboat articulates his summer by ferrying tourists between two islands."

.....and so begins the story.....

Early on in the design process for this cuff I reached out to author Douglas W. Milliken and asked him if he would like to write a short story to go along with the cuff, based on a memory from my childhood.  Douglas agreed, and we entered into collaboration.  After considering a number of routs we decided to print the story onto bandanas.  I did the graphic design, Jena Crowder did the printing, and Lillian Harris did the sewing and cutting.  The fabric is a thin cotton muslin.  The set is elegantly packaged in heavy paper.