Shell and Copper Crystals Handmade Beaded Bracelet Clusters Adjustable
This shell disk beaded bracelet is a fun and pretty handmade piece with dangly clusters of round shell beads and copper crystals as well as an extender chain that allows for adjustable sizing. The shell disks are copper and white beauties that measure approximately 3/4 of an inch around. Certain areas of their surface have a nice mother-of-pearl type of sheen, which can be seen in some of my photos, and their coloration has a dappled effect that reminds me of looking through water at a rocky seabed. Recently I used shell disk beads like this to make a pair of earrings (currently in my shop), and I enjoyed working with the beads so much that I wanted to make a bracelet as well - and one that would have some fun clusters to it. This is the result!
Other elements in this bracelet include white round shell beads (6mm and 4mm), Swarovski copper bicone crystals with aurora borealis finish (AB, 4mm, made in Austria), and small copper rondelles. The wire used is "Natural" copper-hued metal and tarnish-resistant.
The bracelet's design brings together a trio of disk shell beads with clusters of dangles made from the small shell rounds and Swarovski copper crystals. These dangles are gathered on copper jump rings between the shell disks, with eight dangles per cluster. Each dangle was carefully handmade (by me) using one shell round and one crystal bicone, with a gently hammered wire loop below and a triple wire wrap at the top. There are also triple wire wraps on either side of the shell disks, which are connected to one another via the copper jump rings that hold the clusters.
At either end of the bracelet strand, there is a jump ring on which are gathered four dangles of larger (6mm) shell rounds that have been paired with small copper rondelles. A connector with another larger shell round bead links the bracelet strand to the chain that I used to finish off the strand.
On one end of the bracelet, there is about half an inch of chain and then the clasp, which a copper lobster clasp. This clasp is nice, manageable size and measures about half an inch in length.
On the other end, there is about one and a half inches of chain, making the bracelet nicely adjustable. Decorative dangles are added to the very end of the adjustment (aka extender) chain. Please see my photos for pictures of the bracelet's ruler measurement as well as the extender chain's ruler measurement. The full length of bracelet, as you will see, is roughly 8 inches.
My own wrist is currently 6 and 3/4 inches around, and the bracelet attached best at the third chain link from the bracelet's beaded end. There was about an inch of "left over" extender chain.
I would like to note that the easiest way to put on this bracelet is to turn it with the back side up and all the dangles hanging down; then flop it over the wrist and attach the clasp. The dangle clusters should look similar to their arrangement in the photo of my bracelet on my wrist. The clusters will move around as your arm and wrist moves, and will not stay as orderly. In other words, they will be dangly. :) I found this fun, especially with the left-over extender chain dangling below.
All in all, this is a unique, one-of-a-kind handmade bracelet that is light-catching with the sheen of its shell disk beads as well as prettily eye-catching!
First Item: $18.00
Additional Items: $3.00
First Item: $4.50
Additional Items: $1.00
Welcome to Pretty Gonzo! Your visit is valued! I love jewelry, and what I make is the type of jewelry I would wear myself or give as gifts to friends and relatives. Every piece, however simple, is a little statement about the person wearing it, and I always hope that my jewelry will bring happiness to the person destined to wear it.
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United States: $3.50 first item; $1.00 each additional item
UK, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia: $14.50 first item; $3.00 each additional item. Any custom fees, taxes, or mailing surcharges are the buyer's responsibility. Those in the UK are advised to check into surcharges that might be charged by the Royal Mail.
If you live in a country not listed above and are interested in a pair of handmade earrings, please contact me.
United States: $4.00 first item; $1.00 each additional item
Ireland and Australia: $18.00 first item; $3.00 each additional item. Any custom fees, taxes, or mail surcharges are the buyer's responsibility.
Again, if you live in a country not listed above and are interested in a handmade bracelet, please contact me.
HANDMADE NECKLACES & WRAP BRACELET NECKLACES:
Right now, I am shipping necklaces and wrap bracelet/necklace combos to the U.S. only. Shipping price can vary. Please see the item listing for the exact shipping price and combined shipping info.
If you live elsewhere and are interested in a handmade necklace or wrap bracelet/necklace combo, please contact me.
Shipping is determined on an item by item basis. Most vintage ships to the United States only. If you live elsewhere, please contact me. I will be happy to help you as best as possible!
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If you are purchasing a gift for someone and have used his or her address for shipping, please let me know at the time of ordering. I will be happy to include a complimentary notecard with your shipment, in which I will write whatever message you would like to send. Also, please make sure the recipient's address is current.
United States: Items are shipped First-Class USPS with Tracking.
Other Countries: Items are shipped USPS First-Class Mail International. Again, you are responsible for any customs fees, surcharges, and/or tariffs.
Earrings are shipped on earring cards in small plastic bags, wrapped in decorated paper or gift bag, and then wrapped for protection in transit. Bracelets and necklaces are shipped in a similar way (but minus the earring cards).
Most vintage items are shipped First-Class USPS with Tracking. The exception is vintage books, which ship Media Mail unless otherwise stated in the book's listing. Please note that Media Mail can take some time to reach you. I only select this form of shipping to offer you economical shipping with weightier books. If you prefer a faster form of shipping, simply contact me.
INSURANCE OPTION: If you would like postal insurance, please contact me. I will invoice you for the cost of insurance.
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I want you to be happy with your purchase. Always feel free to contact me about an item before buying, as no question is too minor. I'm pleased to help!
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You are responsible for shipping with tracking (U.S.). Items should be in their original condition with their original wrapping and packing materials. Any earring cards or gift bags should be included.
Refunds for Handmade Jewelry: I will refund for the purchase price minus shipping.
Refunds for Vintage Items: I will refund vintage items for the purchase price minus shipping.
Non-receipt: Tracking provides information on the item's progress to its destination, and I bring my shipments directly to the post office rather than using pick-up. I will do my best to help you if items go astray. Again, always make sure the shipping address you provide is current.
Damage: If an item arrives damaged, please contact me ASAP. I will repair/replace damaged handmade jewelry if you ship it back to me. Also, please see option for postal insurance above. I do pack items well to minimize any problem with damage.
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These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
This order was perfect in every way! I adore my new earrings . . . and am wearing them as I type this! Wish I could give a rating higher than a 10! Thank you, Mary!
This is gorgeous workmanship--unbelievably good value too! I'm thrilled with this set and have been wearing it nonstop. High quality and shipping came really fast. Even better than the photos! Highly recommended. I will be back for more Pretty Gonzo purchases soon!
These earrings were even more beautiful in person than I envisioned. The seller provides excellent communication from the time you order until the product is in your hands. Shipping was very quick and the earrings were wrapped beautifully with lovely note card. When you order from Pretty Gonzo, she makes you feel like you're receiving a gift from an old friend. I can't recommend this seller enough. Her jewelry is excellent quality, and her customer care is outstanding.