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Cat Bates Sister Clasp Bracelet, Brass
$ 115.00

Cat Bates

Cat Bates Sister Clasp Bracelet, Brass (+colors)

The Cat Bates Sister Clasp Bracelet in Brass is based on traditional marine hardware. 3D printed master. Lost wax cast in California and hand finishing in house. The cord is hand braided in house using a kumihimo loom. I splice the clasps in place using an original technique. The sides of the clasp can pass through each other when the slots are lined up precisely perpendicular. 

  • The sides can pass through each other when the slots are lined up precisely perpendicular. This kind of mechanism is also referred to as a gangent hook, kissing clip, or brummel hook. When I was a kid my father first showed me how to make them using bolt cutters and chain links.
  • The cord is hand braided in house using a kumihimo loom.
  • I splice the clasps in place using an original technique.
  • The sides of the clasp can pass through each other when the slots are lined up precisely perpendicular.
  • The tan cord is pigmented rather than dyed and will fade to pale white or grey (based on your lifestyle) over time. The other colors are all very stable.
  • The yarn from which the cords are braided is polyester, dyed, spun, and waxed here in Maine.
  • All color options will stretch slightly over time.
  • Made in Maine

Fits wrist circumference

Small

~5.75”

Medium

~6.5”

Large

~7.5”

To determine your wrist size measure at the thinnest point, snug but not tight.  Listed sizing is based on wrapping the cord as illustrated in the last picture. By experimenting with different wrapping methods the fit can be fine-tuned considerably. 

HI, I'M CAT

I live in Portland, ME.  I make my living designing and producing jewelry. 

My workshop is located on the 4th floor of a sexy old mill building in Westbrook, about 20 minutes from downtown Portland.  I make this work from scratch, designing virtually every element of every piece.  There are a small number of exceptions (earrings posts, split rings, etc.), and I note these in product descriptions.  I use a variety of metalworking and fiber working techniques to create the pieces; you can learn more in the Details section.

Pieces will have subtle differences from one to the next, as everything is finished by hand.  The metal patina or cord color may be darker or lighter than the sample pictured, and the metal will have its own unique scratches and pits from finishing.   All will grow more beautiful over time as the various materials patina.  As a designer I aim for subtlety, durability, and comfort.  Most of my pieces are impervious to water & suitable for constant wear.  

As the wearer, please take pride knowing that you are part of what makes the piece beautiful.

Details

  • The sides can pass through each other when the slots are lined up precisely perpendicular. This kind of mechanism is also referred to as a gangent hook, kissing clip, or brummel hook. When I was a kid my father first showed me how to make them using bolt cutters and chain links.
  • The cord is hand braided in house using a kumihimo loom.
  • I splice the clasps in place using an original technique.
  • The sides of the clasp can pass through each other when the slots are lined up precisely perpendicular.
  • The tan cord is pigmented rather than dyed and will fade to pale white or grey (based on your lifestyle) over time. The other colors are all very stable.
  • The yarn from which the cords are braided is polyester, dyed, spun, and waxed here in Maine.
  • All color options will stretch slightly over time.
  • Made in Maine

Size Guide

Fits wrist circumference

Small

~5.75”

Medium

~6.5”

Large

~7.5”

To determine your wrist size measure at the thinnest point, snug but not tight.  Listed sizing is based on wrapping the cord as illustrated in the last picture. By experimenting with different wrapping methods the fit can be fine-tuned considerably. 

About Cat Bates

HI, I'M CAT

I live in Portland, ME.  I make my living designing and producing jewelry. 

My workshop is located on the 4th floor of a sexy old mill building in Westbrook, about 20 minutes from downtown Portland.  I make this work from scratch, designing virtually every element of every piece.  There are a small number of exceptions (earrings posts, split rings, etc.), and I note these in product descriptions.  I use a variety of metalworking and fiber working techniques to create the pieces; you can learn more in the Details section.

Pieces will have subtle differences from one to the next, as everything is finished by hand.  The metal patina or cord color may be darker or lighter than the sample pictured, and the metal will have its own unique scratches and pits from finishing.   All will grow more beautiful over time as the various materials patina.  As a designer I aim for subtlety, durability, and comfort.  Most of my pieces are impervious to water & suitable for constant wear.  

As the wearer, please take pride knowing that you are part of what makes the piece beautiful.