Fantasybeading

Home Of The Original Aluminum Bracelet Blank!!

Council Bluffs, Iowa · 6041 Sales

Fantasybeading

Home Of The Original Aluminum Bracelet Blank!!

Council Bluffs, Iowa 6041 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1973)

Announcement   UPDATE: Orders for Polished finish blanks are currently a 2 WEEK lead time.
Aluminum, brass and copper bracelet blanks are 100% AMERICAN made, right here in our own shop. We even make sure that the brass, copper and aluminum sheet we use is also made in the USA! We are a small Veteran owned and family operated business and pride ourselves on the quality, value and service we provide for our customers. Need a custom size? Or a specific alloy like 1100 or a heavier gauge like 14? No problem! We have many different gauges and alloys available for aluminum, brass and copper; Just send me a convo if you don't see a listing for what you are looking for. PLEASE NOTE: Custom order items and blanks ordered with square corners CANNOT be returned or exchanged.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 24, 2017

UPDATE: Orders for Polished finish blanks are currently a 2 WEEK lead time.
Aluminum, brass and copper bracelet blanks are 100% AMERICAN made, right here in our own shop. We even make sure that the brass, copper and aluminum sheet we use is also made in the USA! We are a small Veteran owned and family operated business and pride ourselves on the quality, value and service we provide for our customers. Need a custom size? Or a specific alloy like 1100 or a heavier gauge like 14? No problem! We have many different gauges and alloys available for aluminum, brass and copper; Just send me a convo if you don't see a listing for what you are looking for. PLEASE NOTE: Custom order items and blanks ordered with square corners CANNOT be returned or exchanged.

Cindy Henry

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Cindy Henry

E6000 Adhesive 2 oz tube
E6000 Adhesive 2 oz tube
$4.85
Simichrome metal polish 1.76 OZ
Simichrome metal polish 1.76 OZ
$10.49
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1973)
Tricia Crotwell

Tricia Crotwell on Jul 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A1 customer service! I had no idea what edges I needed in my cuffs, but after numerous conversations, Cindy gave me advice and sent the perfect cuffs for my project!

Jennifer

Jennifer on Jul 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a great company. I can't say enough good things about them. Great products at such affordable prices, and their customer service is unlike any I have experienced. This is my first time doing business with them and I had a few questions for them and they responded right away and went above and beyond being helpful. I was NOT paid for this review lol, I just just had a all around wonderful experience dealing with them and will definitely continue to shop with them and spread the word about their wonderful customer service, amazing prices, and great products. They will be my "go to" shop in the future. Thanks for such a great experience.

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Updates

PYM II is BACK!!!
We just got in our shipment of the awesome and amazing PYM II, get yours today!
Up close and personal!
Detail of one of our copper cuff bracelet blanks that I textured, formed and then flame painted. Now it's on its way to Arizona....as a gift for my incredible Mother-in-Law, whom I love dearly. :)
Tried out some texture on our copper cuffs, (flat) then formed and polished them. PRETTY!! Now on to trying some different Patina's! :)
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About

We started our journey as a couple of restless souls; he was fresh from the Navy and still feeling wanderlust. I was someone who had never traveled but always wanted to. We met by chance, and our lives were never to be the same again! We took flight together and soon found ourselves in Oklahoma where we learned Native crafts at the knee of my Mother-In-Law, who followed the Pow Wow Trail. I was mesmerized by the beadwork she did; all those tiny little beads woven together to create such stunning artwork!! I began trying my hand at it and very soon started making bead embroidered cuff bracelets. But back then the only blank available was heavy imported brass. I wanted something lighter that didn't have to be imported, but there was nothing like that available! So one day my husband said "why don't we make our own?" And so we did! After much trial and error, we came upon just the right alloy of aluminum that would be light, strong, flexible and have just the right amount of "spring". The Aluminum Bracelet Blank was born! They worked so well and were such a hit with other Artists that we started our little business. That was just over 20 years ago and while we have expanded our line to include many other metals and products, our goal has remained the same; to provide Artists with quality materials at a fair price. We welcome you to visit our shop and are truly grateful you are here!

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Shop members

  • Cindy Henry

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

    I make the blanks, answer emails, answer the phone, do the shipping.......and yes, I really do have rainbow colored hair. :)

  • Kevin Henry

    Owner, Photographer, Assistant

    Husband, Father, Gulf War Veteran. He does double duty, working in security during the day and here in the business in the evenings. He does the photography and helps make the blanks, do the shipping and keeps me sane. My best friend.

  • Megann Henry

    Assistant

    Our daughter. A gifted Artist who would prefer to spend her day drawing but instead, works with her family. She helps make blanks and does all the rinsing and drying of our Satin and Polished blanks. The best gift my husband ever gave me.

  • Kerrie

    Delivery Alert System

    Hi! My name is Kerrie and I am almost 2 years old. My family named me Kerrie in honor of a Police Officer who died, Kerrie Orozco. They say I am Valiant and Brave, just like she was. I help by barking VERY loud when the delivery guy comes. Bark Bark!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 10, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Our bracelet blanks are made in the standard 6" size. Need a smaller or a larger size? Not a problem! Just send me a convo or request a custom listing. Please be aware that custom items are not eligible for return or exchange.

Care instructions

Aluminum does not tarnish, but it can eventually oxidize, especially when exposed to water or humid environments. The result is a thin whitish film developing. We recommend sealing your finished work with Renaissance wax or a clear coat of your choice. Exercise caution around acid environments such as citrus based chemicals and bleach. Copper and brass do tarnish and develop a patina over time, copper especially can react with your body chemistry, discoloring the skin. While this is harmless, we do recommend sealing your finished work to protect it as well as your skin. :)

Custom and personalized orders

We welcome custom requests wholeheartedly! We can make nearly any size blank you may need and have many options of metals and gauges to choose from; Just send me a convo and I will be happy to help!

International shipping

International shipping costs do not always calculate correctly; feel free to convo me with your address and I can double check costs for you. Customs fee's and VAT are NOT included in the item or shipping costs and may be due before your order can be delivered. We will need your phone number for the customs form; please include it in the note to seller.

PVC Film; what is it?

Our Unfinished blanks will come to you with a PVC film on the top. This film is to protect the surface from scratches during manufacturing and shipping. Simply peel it off before use. If you prefer, you can request that the film be left on both sides of the blanks or removed completely for you before shipping, just add a note to your order letting me know. Polished and Satin finish blanks will come to you in individual plastic sleeves to protect their finish. :)