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Sister Clasp Bracelet, Shibuitchi w/ Grey Braid
Sister Clasp Bracelet, Shibuitchi w/ Grey Braid
$ 135.00

Cat Bates

Sister Clasp Bracelet, Shibuitchi w/ Grey Braid

The Shibuitchi Sister Clasp Bracelet from Cat Bates is based on traditional marine hardware and features spliced clasps, and a hand braided cord using a kumihimo loom. Made in Maine.

  • Made in Maine
  • Lost wax cast in California and hand finishing in house. The sides can pass through each other when the slots are lined up precisely perpendicular.
  • The cord is hand braided in house using a kumihimo loom.
  • Clasps are spliced 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 yarn from which the cords are braided is polyester, dyed, spun, and waxed here in Maine.
  • All color options will stretch slightly over time.

How to use the Sister Clasps:
  • First model is wearing a BRASS clip on RED cord, size LARGE, and has a 7" wrist.

  • Second model is wearing a BRASS clip on ROYAL cord, size SMALL, and has a 5.75" wrist.

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.  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.

To determine your wrist size measure at the thinnest point, snug but not tight.  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. 

Most of my pieces are available in brass, shibuichi, and sterling silver.  Gold is available by special order. I generally use machine braided cordage on the brass pieces but can make them on hand braided cord as a special order.  Shibuichi, silver, and gold pieces are available strictly on hand braided cord.  

Many of my necklaces and bracelets also involve cord of some kind, all of which I treat in some way.  Different pieces will come on cord that is Machine Braided, Cotton, or Hand Braided.

The marks left by different processes fascinate me.  I like to treat these 'fingerprints of the process' like ornamentation or texture, and often design pieces to show off the unique textures a particular process creates.  Most of the pieces I make are cast or include cast elements. I use two different casting processes; sand casting and lost wax casting.

Details

  • Made in Maine
  • Lost wax cast in California and hand finishing in house. The sides can pass through each other when the slots are lined up precisely perpendicular.
  • The cord is hand braided in house using a kumihimo loom.
  • Clasps are spliced 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 yarn from which the cords are braided is polyester, dyed, spun, and waxed here in Maine.
  • All color options will stretch slightly over time.

How to use the Sister Clasps:

Size Guide

  • First model is wearing a BRASS clip on RED cord, size LARGE, and has a 7" wrist.

  • Second model is wearing a BRASS clip on ROYAL cord, size SMALL, and has a 5.75" wrist.

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.  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.

To determine your wrist size measure at the thinnest point, snug but not tight.  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

Most of my pieces are available in brass, shibuichi, and sterling silver.  Gold is available by special order. I generally use machine braided cordage on the brass pieces but can make them on hand braided cord as a special order.  Shibuichi, silver, and gold pieces are available strictly on hand braided cord.  

Many of my necklaces and bracelets also involve cord of some kind, all of which I treat in some way.  Different pieces will come on cord that is Machine Braided, Cotton, or Hand Braided.

The marks left by different processes fascinate me.  I like to treat these 'fingerprints of the process' like ornamentation or texture, and often design pieces to show off the unique textures a particular process creates.  Most of the pieces I make are cast or include cast elements. I use two different casting processes; sand casting and lost wax casting.