Kumihimo Dragon Scale Salmon Pink Plus-Size Handmade Bracelet

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Kumihimo Dragon Scale Salmon Pink Plus-Size Handmade Bracelet

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Luscious Miyuki Japanese magatama glass beads in shades of opaque salmon and tan luster lend their beauty to this Kumihimo braided bracelet I have named "Shaylee's Dragon". I chose this name for the unique way these magatama Japanese beads overlap in a way that mimics scales however, they are very smooth to the touch. Shaylee is an old Irish name meaning "fairy of the fields".

Kumihimo braiding is an ancient art and the word "kumihimo", in Japanese, literally means "gathered threads". I created this bracelet using the 8 warp braiding technique. To create this lovely bracelet I used C-Lon beading thread and lovely Japanese long magatama glass beads in shades of opaque salmon and tan luster. The opaque salmon beads have an pinkish orange color with a luminous shine and the tan luster actually has a pale dusky rose coloring. Each end of the bracelet was tapered down using smaller Japanese Toho seed beads in a rose beige shade. The bracelet was finished off with silver-plated bead caps that have been wired into the bracelet for total security. I chose an antique silver toggle with a detailed butterfly design which is produced by a company called TierraCast. The butterfly toggle was to go in line with my "fairy of the fields" theme.

This is a plus-sized bracelet which is 9 1/2 inches in length. Due to the thickness of the bracelet, this will fit an 8 to 9 inch wrist. The bracelet is 12mm or 1/2 inch thick. Make sure you measure to ensure a good fit. Measure your wrist by using a flexible measuring tape, measure just above (towards elbow) the wrist bone, then add 1/4" to 1 " (1/2" is average) depending on how tight you like your bracelets to fit. That is the size bracelet you would wear. These bracelets cannot be re-sized.

Materials:
*Miyuki 5x7mm long magatama glass beads in opaque salmon
*Miyuki 5x7mm long magatama glass beads in tan luster
*TierraCast antique silver butterfly toggle
*8mm silver-plated cord ends
*Toho 6/0 marbled beige pink seed beads
*C-Lon pink lemonade beading thread

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Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

Japanese kumihimo braiding is a wonderful art. Traditional Japanese braiding dates back to around 800 AD. Kumihimo silk braids were used for lacing together Samurai armor pieces. They are still used today for the decorative tassels on scrolls, ties on silk "haori" jackets and the thin silk braided belt that is used to hold on the "obi" belt wrapped around the traditional Japanese kimono worn for ceremonies and special occasions.

Materials Used

Miyuki long magatama glass beads, C-Lon pink lemonade beading thread, 6/0 Toho marbled beige pink seed beads, 8mm silver-plated end cap, TierraCast 20mm butterfly toggle

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Product Attributes

Primary Material: Miyuki magatama glass beads, Toho glass seed beads, C-Lon beading thread

Size: 9 1/2 inches to fit a 7 to 8 inch wrist.

Pattern: Dragon scales

Color: Pink

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Please note that I declare the actual value for customs. Please do not ask me to declare your purchase as a gift as I could be held criminally liable for falsifying customs forms.

All of my sterling silver earrings are pure .925 sterling silver ear wires, posts or leverbacks. I also use silver-filled ear wires by TierraCast. The colored ear wires are either copper, brass or Niobium. The findings used are either .925 sterling silver, silver-plated brass, copper or pewter. I have been assured by my supplier that they are lead & nickel free. Most are made in the USA by TierraCast.

NOTE: Any crystals, such as the Swarovski or Preciosa, contain small amounts of lead which is not harmful.

Please feel free to contact me directly via the link under my avatar. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Reviews

bobodoll on Nov 18, 2017
5 stars

Beautiful, unique, and very feminine! Love these bracelets. Thank you!
LenaEngelin on Jan 29, 2017
5 stars

Excellent.
PrettyGonzo on Aug 31, 2015
5 stars

Love my new sparkly handmade earrings from this excellent jewelry artist and seller! Fast shipping, great communication, and beautiful jewelry! Highly recommended. Thank you, Kat!
PrettyGonzo on Jun 16, 2015
5 stars

Love my beautiful new beadwork earrings! They're perfect for the summer! I highly recommend this wonderful jewelry artisan. Great communication and lightning-fast shipping. Thank you so much, Kathy! :)
PrettyGonzo on Feb 16, 2015
5 stars

Love my blue opal crystal earrings and crystal charm bracelet! They were Valentine's Day gifts from my guy, and certainly made the holiday extra special! Very pretty earrings, and the bracelet is so much fun as well as elegant! :) Thanks for the fast shipping and great communication, Kathy. You make lovely jewelry!

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