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Cat Bates Hand Braided Pelican Clip Bracelet
Cat Bates Hand Braided Pelican Clip Bracelet
$ 225.00

Cat Bates

Cat Bates Hand Braided Pelican Clip Bracelet (+colors)

The Cat Bates Hand Braided Pelican Clip Bracelet is inspired by the traditional marine hardware of the same name. Hand carved master. Lost wax cast in Rhode Island and hand finished in house. The cords are hand braided in house using a kumihimo loom, from 8 yarns of waxed polyester. Cat Bate's splices the cord ends together to create a continuous loop, using a technique he developed for the purpose. The base yarn from which the cords are braided is dyed, spun, and waxed here in Maine. 

  • To open the clasp, push the cord up over the end of the hinged arm. There is no need to push extra cord through the opening to do so. To close, simply push the cord back in place. When closed, any force that goes into the mechanism helps to close it even more securely. See the pictures for recommendations on different ways to wear this design.
  • 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.
  • All color options will stretch a bit over time.
  • Made in Maine

Fits wrist circumference

Choker

Pendant

Small

~5.75”

14”

27”

Medium

~6.5”

15”

30”

Large

~7.5”

17”

34”

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.  For more information on sizing please visit the FAQ page under the INFO tab. Custom sizes are available for a modest fee; contact me to discuss.

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

  • To open the clasp, push the cord up over the end of the hinged arm. There is no need to push extra cord through the opening to do so. To close, simply push the cord back in place. When closed, any force that goes into the mechanism helps to close it even more securely. See the pictures for recommendations on different ways to wear this design.
  • 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.
  • All color options will stretch a bit over time.
  • Made in Maine

Size Guide

Fits wrist circumference

Choker

Pendant

Small

~5.75”

14”

27”

Medium

~6.5”

15”

30”

Large

~7.5”

17”

34”

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.  For more information on sizing please visit the FAQ page under the INFO tab. Custom sizes are available for a modest fee; contact me to discuss.

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.