OOAK Artisan Bracelet~Assemblage Massive Floral "Bee's Bouquet" Hinged
Any lover of nature, of the flying creatures that are responsible for the beauty of our gardens, and all the stunning blossoms that those creatures bring to us every season... will love this spectacular assemblage piece.
Named "Bee's Bouquet", The focal point of this piece and inspiration for the design, is the vintage golden honey bee that was originally a brooch pin. I thought he deserved a bunch of colorful flowers to perch upon. I had in my scrap heap, this brass hinged bangle that had a broken internal clasp, and was going to be difficult to repair, but it seemed like just the piece to be the base for the massive bouquet I intended to create for my little gold bee. It had this beautiful floral design pressed into it, and I used paint to bring that design out and make it "pop". I used lots of small vintage flowers that came from broken earrings and brooches, along with some new polymer clay roses and a tiny butterfly that was originally a stud earring. It's a mixture of old and new, but more old than new. I could not replace the original clasp, so I had to come up with another way of closing and opening it. So I used an antique clear rhinestone clasp and attached it to the top of the bracelet above the original clasp, a little unconventional, but retained the height of the bouquet, and looks fabulous with the other scattered old rhinestones. The bouquet ended up being quite heavy compared to the backside of the bracelet, so it would not stay on top, when left as a bangle. And I needed to make it stationary, so it would stay on the top. So, I lined the inside of the entire bangle with black felt, so that it stays in place on your wrist. That did put some limitations on it, as far as size, so it won't fit a very large wrist. So be sure to check the measurements to ensure that it will fit you.
I wanted to create a piece with a lot of color and sparkle, but also keep that old, antique look, and have the piece tell the story of all the past lives the individual components have lived. And now, they will begin a whole new life, together in this one fabulous piece!!
I put in MANY MANY hours of work on this piece! From working out the design, painting, putting on the elements, creating the clasp and putting in the lining.... lots of effort and love have been put into this piece, along with all the great little parts and pieces that have been collected from a wide range of places and over a long time of collecting. You will never see a piece like this one EVER, it's a total one of a kind piece!!!! And it will bring you as much joy wearing it, as it has brought me creating it.
Because this item has implemented many old parts in its design, wear and handle with care!! Vintage/antique jewelry components may be delicate. Avoid getting the piece wet, or wearing when you think the bracelet may be in danger of being struck or caught on things. (I wouldn't recommend wearing it to work in, just wear it for that very special occasion, when you are enjoying friends, or even, at home alone, taking it easy! :)
Measurements: 1" wide in the back (where it's the unembellished brass bracelet) and 2" wide in the front (bouquet)
Inside (around) is approx. 6.25", but the felt does have some play, so it could fit a wrist slightly bigger around than that. It's made to stay still, right in the smallest part of the wrist, close to the hand.
I offer a 6 month guarantee on all my custom made jewelry. If the piece breaks within that time frame, you can send it back to have it repaired and shipped back to you for FREE. I will also accept jewelry (mine or others) as trade in/partial payment on my custom made jewelry. If you have any pieces that you don't wear anymore, and see something you like, tell me what you've got :)
FREE DOMESTIC PRIORITY SHIPPING w/Tracking & Insurance. International shipping is via Priority with insurance only. Ship additional jewelry items for only $1/$2 each.
Send me your ideas for custom orders! I can create something special for you. I specialize in costume jewelry, like... actually FOR costumes. But have recently started making fashion jewelry as well. assemblage, upcycled, eclectic, mixed materials, found objects, etc..
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Returns: 14 days from delivery to return postmarked. Please contact me asap if you recieve a damaged item, or the incorrect item. If you receive the wrong item, or an item in a condition other than stated, you are eligible for 100% reimbursment of all costs. You may also request an exchange, if I have something else you like. If you are returning of any other reason, there is a 15% restock fee deducted from the purchase amount, and shipping in non refundable.
Returned items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received. If you receive a damaged item, contact me asap. Pictures of damage and packaging are required for insurance claims (I insure ALL my items, so any damaged by carrier items will have claims filed).
360 Eastport Rd
Campbellsville, KY 42718
I am happy to make your custom order items. Just send me your ideas/designs and we'll create something beautiful!!
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