I hand pieced old soulful glass beads together with heavy gauge copper wire and then finished this bracelet with a toggle clasp that I hand fabricated from copper sheet metal. Five of the beads were made in Venice in the early 1900s for trade in Africa. The one red-orange bead was made in Nigeria in the early 1900s with powdered glass and was made to look like coral. These beads are beautiful and soulful and show signs of wear from years of travel and handling during their life of being used as currency. I hand fabricated the toggle clasp with copper sheet metal and created the texture by hammering the the copper on a cement surface. This clasp is attached to the bracelet with a length of soldered chain. I oxidized and burnished the copper for a warm candlelight finish. This bracelet's excellent craftsmanship and copper strength assure that it is heirloom quality and will last for generations with proper care. The beads range in size from 10mm L to 20mm L and 8mm W to 12mm W. The inside circumference is 7" L which makes this bracelet a good fit for a small to medium wrist. The clasp is 1&5/8" L x 1&1/8" W and the toggle bar is 173/4" L x 3/8" W. Copper has an ancient and warm beauty and it is also very inexpensive. A beautifully handmade piece of jewelry for a beautifully affordable price!
One of a kind. You will receive the bracelet pictured here.