The highly figured olive burl is from a tree removed from a church yard in San Diego, CA. Natural voids in the burls have been filled with cyanoacrylate resin, which is a very strong filler that will not shrink or crack. These are turned on my lathe, sanded very smooth, and burnished with extra fine steel wool before finishing with several coats of a non-toxic shellac glaze.
This bangle has an XL inside diameter of 3.28" (83mm) is about 1.2" (29mm) wide.
There are a couple ways to determine your size. The easiest way is to just measure across the widest part of your hand with fingers drawn together (like you're working a sock puppet). The more precise way is to use a length of string to measure around your hand, measure the string, then divide that number by 3.14. (Circumference divided by pi equals diameter.)
SCROLL THROUGH THE PHOTOS ABOVE FOR HELP.
When in doubt, size down...hands are flexible!
Each bangle is hand turned, sanded, then finished with several coats of shellac and polished. I choose this finish for several reasons; it is durable, non-toxic, sets up fast, has a lovely glossy sheen, and is easily refurbished (just wipe another coat on with an old t-shirt).
NEW! I am now including with each piece, a hand sewn gift bag made from upcycled quilting scraps.
I ship in durable cushioned envelopes. Since international shipping rates vary, I am posting one rate and will refund any overages.