NovelBracelets

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New Hampshire, United States · 97 Sales

NovelBracelets

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New Hampshire, United States 97 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   BEADS AND PAPER BANGLES - Every bracelet is one of a kind.

The recycled PAPER bangles have solid cores layered with old and new magazine covers or pages from old books, or maps from an old atlas. I then give them at least seven layers of two different sealants - finishing each one to a glossy shine.

They are sturdy and water resistant, and won’t be damaged by normal exposure to moisture - although I would not recommend intentionally submerging them in water. After all, underneath all those layers of sealants, they ARE just recycled paper!

The BEADED bracelets are all strung on a stretchable cording - so they're simple to put on your own wrist and are comfortable to wear. I use old, antique, and new beads that I've acquired from hundreds of different sources (very few wholesale) so they are made of a myriad of materials. As a result, I rarely am able to list the exact materials in each bracelet - and no two bracelets are alike.

Each author signature bracelet features one larger bead with a reproduction of the actual signature of a "classic" novelist, children's author, essayist, or poet... The signature bead is protected with extra layers of a hard - clear sealant.

You can see hundreds of my paper bangles and author signature bracelets at The Handcrafter's Barn in North Conway NH - as well as right here - on Etsy.

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 19, 2016

BEADS AND PAPER BANGLES - Every bracelet is one of a kind.

The recycled PAPER bangles have solid cores layered with old and new magazine covers or pages from old books, or maps from an old atlas. I then give them at least seven layers of two different sealants - finishing each one to a glossy shine.

They are sturdy and water resistant, and won’t be damaged by normal exposure to moisture - although I would not recommend intentionally submerging them in water. After all, underneath all those layers of sealants, they ARE just recycled paper!

The BEADED bracelets are all strung on a stretchable cording - so they're simple to put on your own wrist and are comfortable to wear. I use old, antique, and new beads that I've acquired from hundreds of different sources (very few wholesale) so they are made of a myriad of materials. As a result, I rarely am able to list the exact materials in each bracelet - and no two bracelets are alike.

Each author signature bracelet features one larger bead with a reproduction of the actual signature of a "classic" novelist, children's author, essayist, or poet... The signature bead is protected with extra layers of a hard - clear sealant.

You can see hundreds of my paper bangles and author signature bracelets at The Handcrafter's Barn in North Conway NH - as well as right here - on Etsy.

Barbara Waters

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Barbara Waters

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jbirdgeo4347

jbirdgeo4347 on Mar 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Nicely done! Beautiful colors and fine finish coat -- thanks so much! Great communication and I will keep seller in my favorites for future purchases...highly recommend to all buyers on etsy.com.

Anonymous on Oct 5, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! Absolutely Beautiful! Looks like marble! I love it! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this artist and seller to all on etsy!

Anonymous on Jun 5, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

All three bangles look great. The seller was very responsive and attentive. I am very pleased.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 15, 2015
I create each bead bracelet with a myriad of novel beads – focusing on the overall beauty and grace of the finished bracelet.

I create each bangle from book pages and magazine covers - focusing on the overall sophistication (or whimsy) of the colors and patterns that will emerge in the smoothly finished bangle.

More about my BEAD BRACELETS:

EACH BEAD is individually selected and placed, creating a unique string of colors, sizes, textures, or sparkle to encircle your wrist.

EACH BEAD BRACELET is created using a transparent “stretch cord,” making it simple to slip on with or without useful (or in the way) fingernails, and without alarming wrist acrobatics - even at the last minute.

ALL BEAD BRACELETS are designed to fall gracefully on your wrist. They are not intended to be a snug fit. Please NOTE: MOST ARE STRUNG ON 7" of STRETCH CORD. The “chunkier” bracelets are strung on cord 8" long in order to leave the same amount of room as the slender bracelets have inside them - for your wrist.

More about my PAPER BANGLES:

EACH PAGE in every PAPER BANGLE is carefully selected for its potential design.

EACH BANGLE has a solid core coated with multiple layers of paper and lacquer, giving each bangle a pleasing weight and protecting the paper from moisture.

ALL BANGLES are intended to fit loosely on your wrist, and since wrists come in all sizes, please note the size before choosing your bangle. Please NOTE: MOST OF MY BANGLES RUN SLIGHTLY LARGE.

MATERIALS:
I do not document the specifics of each bead, book, or magazine in any bracelet. Each bracelet is created simply for its color, texture, size, weight, pattern and often - sparkle.

Some individual beads are handmade and “one-of-a-kind.” Some individual beads are vintage – others are new. The price of each bead bracelet reflects the value of the beads in it, as well as the time it takes to design and then string that particular bracelet.

Some of the materials I use are: crystal, metals, shell, wood, clay, resin, pearls, stone and gemstone, (i.e. turquoise, amazonite, agate, jade, azurite, malachite, jasper, agate, cats eye, tiger eye, onyx…) glass (i.e. sea glass, silver foil glass…) and sometimes just simple "seed beads" for added color, space, or to create a pattern.

Every bracelet - bead or bangle - is handmade by me and is one of a kind.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
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Payment
Item(s) will ship upon receipt of payment.
Shipping
USPS
United States - 2-3 days
International - 6-12 days
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges with prior approval - within 5 business days of receipt of item(s).
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale orders will be considered. Please inquire.