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Sister Clasp Bracelet, Hand Braided Cord

from 115.00
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Sister Clasp Bracelet, Hand Braided Cord

from 115.00

This bracelet features a signature sister clasp, subtly spliced onto a length of hand braided cord.  

Brass, Polyester

Sizing:

  • Small - 6.5", fits a ~5.5" wrist
  • Medium - 7.25", fits a ~6.5" wrist
  • Large - 8.25", Fits a ~7.5" wrist
  • Custom lengths (up to 10") available for an additional  $5

If you would like a custom length please leave a note at checkout of what you would like the length to be.

Note - Intended for long-term wear.  The clasp is tricky (though not impossible) to work with one hand.  You will probably want a friend's help putting this piece on.

 

 

 

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This bracelet features a signature sister clasp, subtly spliced onto a length of hand braided cord.  

Brass, Polyester

Sizing:

  • Small - 6.5", fits a ~5.5" wrist
  • Medium - 7.25", fits a ~6.5" wrist
  • Large - 8.25", Fits a ~7.5" wrist
  • Custom lengths (up to 10") available for an additional  $5

If you would like a custom length please leave a note at checkout of what you would like the length to be.

Note - Intended for long-term wear.  The clasp is tricky (though not impossible) to work with one hand.  You will probably want a friend's help putting this piece on.

 

 

 

 
 

The cord for this piece is hand braided from 8 strands of high-strength waxed polyester thread.  The braiding is done on a kumihimo loom, by yours truly or occasionally by an assistant.  I integrate it with the clasps using a proprietary splice.  The effect is subtle and elegant, and from a functional standpoint tough as nails.  

I fabricated the original pattern for the sister clasp from brass wire.  From this pattern a rubber mold was made.  The clasp is lost wax cast in the USA and hand finished in house.  

When I was about eleven years old my father taught me how to make this kind of closure using bolt cutters and links of chain. They are often used on boats, where they are referred to as sister clips, gangent hooks, or kissing clips.