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Be kinder to yourself cuff, hand stamped aluminium bracelet, lightweight secret message bangle

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Be kinder to yourself cuff, hand stamped aluminium bracelet, lightweight secret message bangle

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Bracelet width: 0.25 Inches
  • Bracelet length: 6 Inches
  • Material: Aluminium
  • Recycled: No
  • Style: Minimalist
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Spinner: No
  • Made to order
  • Favourited by: 52 people
  • Gift wrapping and message available
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Description

A lightweight aluminium bracelet with the message stamped on the inside (in your choice of font!) and a choice of textures on the outside.
Could you use a reminder in the form of a secret message to yourself... a reminder to be kinder to yourself? This is one of my personal mantras. If you find yourself being particularly mean to yourself, this little cuff bracelet may be of use to you - or a friend in need of a reminder.
♡ IMPORTANT: if you want customisation you have to select the "custom phrase" option in the drop down menu. I will not accept customisaton if this option is not selected and paid for. If you don't want custom just select "be kinder". ♡
A great gift for men, women and non binary folk alike, these bracelets have no gendered style so anyone can wear them with many choices for outer texture and inside font.

♥ 6 INCH ALUMINIUM CUFF ♥
It's made from a 6 inch aluminium cuff which is a quarter inch wide, so it's a really cute skinny cuff. And because it's aluminium, it can be squeezed tighter or pulled open more to fit your wrist size (be careful not to bend it too much though as aluminium can become brittle and break when overworked, for example by repeated bending).
Aluminium is great for hand stamped jewellery because it is soft and takes stamping well - it doesn't tarnish, it's light and it doesn't turn your skin green! It may just need an occasional polish with a jewellery cloth, to keep it shiny and lovely.
In the 500+ of these bracelets I've sold there have only ever been 2 instances of breakage without reasonable use (which I'd consider wearing daily for 3-4 months), which is likely to have been because of an invisible fault with the bracelet blanks before I used them. If your bracelet breaks, please let me know and I'll do my best to sort it out (either via replacement, refund, exchange, etc.) It is very rare, but it has happened.

♥ HAND STAMPED ♥
Because of the nature of hand stamped jewellery, the letters will not be lined up the same as the photo but this adds character to a piece and it means each bracelet is totally unique! If you're looking for perfectly level text on metal jewellery, metal stamped jewellery is not for you (you may want to look into engraved bangles instead).

♥ FONT ♥
You have four options! Please see photos to decide which font you'd like!
♡ AllCaps: this is an all caps sans serif font - this will be ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, no lowercase
♡ Handwriting: this is a small handwriting/script style font - this will be all lowercase; no capital letters
♡ Newsprint: this is a newsprint/typewriter style font - this will be all lowercase; no capital letters
♡ SkinnyCaps: this is a cute tall and thin all caps serif font - this will be ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, no lowercase

♥ OUTER TEXTURE ♥
You now have the choice of FIVE different textures:
♡ Ballpeen: this is a beautiful, soft dimpled effect achieved using a ball peen hammer - hence the name!
♡ Battered: this is like a softer version of the ballpeen texture; it's a flat chased texture featuring wide flat hammered areas rather than the dense little ballpeen hammered spots on the ballpeen texture. It gives the bracelet a really nice smooth lightly textured outer.
♡ Squares: this is a much more "rough" texture than the ball peen texture, achieved with a special texture hammer to give a much more rustic effect.
♡ Treebark: another hammered texture which looks similar to treebark; a rough, rustic texture of vertical lines on the outside of your bracelet.
♡ Polished: this is less a texture and more a finish - if you select your bracelet "polished" there will be no hammering to the outer but the outside surface will be polished by hand to the highest shine I can achieve. There may remain some scuffs from the stamping on the inside but I'll do my best to hide them.
♡ Brushed: this is just like the polished, without any actual hammered texture, but instead if you select "brushed" I'll be brushing the outside of your bracelet with a steel brush and steel wool to give a matte, satin finish!

♥ LETTER FILL ♥
The letters are filled in with black enamel ink to bring them out and make them more visible - if you'd prefer no ink in the stamped letters, please let me know.

♥ WANT CUSTOMISATION? ♥
If you don't want customisation, just select "be kinder" in the drop down menu and you'll get the bracelet as pictured (but with your specified font and texture).
However, if you select the "custom phrase" option and pay the extra for customisation, you can have a phrase of your choosing (up to 25 characters including spaces work best; please message me BEFORE you order if you want a longer phrase and I'll see what I can do). Please include your desired phrase in the notes to seller at checkout; if you don't and I cannot contact you to find out what custom phrase you want, I may have to cancel and refund.
If you would like to see the listing that is purely for custom wording on a secret message bracelet you can get at it here: http://etsy.me/2Em4mtD
Please be aware that if you order the standard listing without selecting "custom phrase" and paying extra for custom lettering, I will refund and cancel your order. I cannot do customisation for free.


♡ SHIPPING INFO ♡
I don't use any plastic when packaging your order, just paper and card - packaging is kept to a minimum and is all recyclable. The only exception is orders containing prints, but I'm in the process of switching over to biodegradable cello bags. :)
All regular domestic orders (within the UK) are sent first class. All regular international orders (outside the UK) are sent international standard (airmail).
Your order is not tracked. Please don't message me asking for a tracking number, there isn't one.
Check my policies for shipping estimates by location.



If this doesn't quite float your boat, I've got a lot more items [pins, patches, prints, accessories] back at my store so hopefully you can find something you like; just click here: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/doodlepeople
A lightweight aluminium bracelet with the message stamped on the inside (in your choice of font!) and a choice of textures on the outside.
Could you use a reminder in the form of a secret message to yourself... a reminder to be kinder to yourself? This is one of my personal mantras. If you find yourself being particularly mean to yourself, this little cuff bracelet may be of use to you - or a friend in need of a reminder.
♡ IMPORTANT: if you want customisation you have to select the "custom phrase" option in the drop down menu. I will not accept customisaton if this option is not selected and paid for. If you don't want custom just select "be kinder". ♡
A great gift for men, women and non binary folk alike, these bracelets have no gendered style so anyone can wear them with many choices for outer texture and inside font.

♥ 6 INCH ALUMINIUM CUFF ♥
It's made from a 6 inch aluminium cuff which is a quarter inch wide, so it's a really cute skinny cuff. And because it's aluminium, it can be squeezed tighter or pulled open more to fit your wrist size (be careful not to bend it too much though as aluminium can become brittle and break when overworked, for example by repeated bending).
Aluminium is great for hand stamped jewellery because it is soft and takes stamping well - it doesn't tarnish, it's light and it doesn't turn your skin green! It may just need an occasional polish with a jewellery cloth, to keep it shiny and lovely.
In the 500+ of these bracelets I've sold there have only ever been 2 instances of breakage without reasonable use (which I'd consider wearing daily for 3-4 months), which is likely to have been because of an invisible fault with the bracelet blanks before I used them. If your bracelet breaks, please let me know and I'll do my best to sort it out (either via replacement, refund, exchange, etc.) It is very rare, but it has happened.

♥ HAND STAMPED ♥
Because of the nature of hand stamped jewellery, the letters will not be lined up the same as the photo but this adds character to a piece and it means each bracelet is totally unique! If you're looking for perfectly level text on metal jewellery, metal stamped jewellery is not for you (you may want to look into engraved bangles instead).

♥ FONT ♥
You have four options! Please see photos to decide which font you'd like!
♡ AllCaps: this is an all caps sans serif font - this will be ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, no lowercase
♡ Handwriting: this is a small handwriting/script style font - this will be all lowercase; no capital letters
♡ Newsprint: this is a newsprint/typewriter style font - this will be all lowercase; no capital letters
♡ SkinnyCaps: this is a cute tall and thin all caps serif font - this will be ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, no lowercase

♥ OUTER TEXTURE ♥
You now have the choice of FIVE different textures:
♡ Ballpeen: this is a beautiful, soft dimpled effect achieved using a ball peen hammer - hence the name!
♡ Battered: this is like a softer version of the ballpeen texture; it's a flat chased texture featuring wide flat hammered areas rather than the dense little ballpeen hammered spots on the ballpeen texture. It gives the bracelet a really nice smooth lightly textured outer.
♡ Squares: this is a much more "rough" texture than the ball peen texture, achieved with a special texture hammer to give a much more rustic effect.
♡ Treebark: another hammered texture which looks similar to treebark; a rough, rustic texture of vertical lines on the outside of your bracelet.
♡ Polished: this is less a texture and more a finish - if you select your bracelet "polished" there will be no hammering to the outer but the outside surface will be polished by hand to the highest shine I can achieve. There may remain some scuffs from the stamping on the inside but I'll do my best to hide them.
♡ Brushed: this is just like the polished, without any actual hammered texture, but instead if you select "brushed" I'll be brushing the outside of your bracelet with a steel brush and steel wool to give a matte, satin finish!

♥ LETTER FILL ♥
The letters are filled in with black enamel ink to bring them out and make them more visible - if you'd prefer no ink in the stamped letters, please let me know.

♥ WANT CUSTOMISATION? ♥
If you don't want customisation, just select "be kinder" in the drop down menu and you'll get the bracelet as pictured (but with your specified font and texture).
However, if you select the "custom phrase" option and pay the extra for customisation, you can have a phrase of your choosing (up to 25 characters including spaces work best; please message me BEFORE you order if you want a longer phrase and I'll see what I can do). Please include your desired phrase in the notes to seller at checkout; if you don't and I cannot contact you to find out what custom phrase you want, I may have to cancel and refund.
If you would like to see the listing that is purely for custom wording on a secret message bracelet you can get at it here: http://etsy.me/2Em4mtD
Please be aware that if you order the standard listing without selecting "custom phrase" and paying extra for custom lettering, I will refund and cancel your order. I cannot do customisation for free.


♡ SHIPPING INFO ♡
I don't use any plastic when packaging your order, just paper and card - packaging is kept to a minimum and is all recyclable. The only exception is orders containing prints, but I'm in the process of switching over to biodegradable cello bags. :)
All regular domestic orders (within the UK) are sent first class. All regular international orders (outside the UK) are sent international standard (airmail).
Your order is not tracked. Please don't message me asking for a tracking number, there isn't one.
Check my policies for shipping estimates by location.



If this doesn't quite float your boat, I've got a lot more items [pins, patches, prints, accessories] back at my store so hopefully you can find something you like; just click here: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/doodlepeople

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

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Seller Details

Alyce Wood
18 Talbot Grove
LEEDS, LS8 1AB
United Kingdom

FAQs

I do custom orders! Yay! Please do contact me if you're after something special. I can make custom badges and patches, just get in touch. :)

I have a special listing for custom/personalised bracelets here: http://etsy.me/2Iw0UiD
Please note, if you request a custom bracelet you must order through the custom bracelet listing OR select the "custom phrase" option if ordering custom lettering through a standard bracelet listing. If you don't, I will have to refund and cancel.

P.s. please don't message me asking for a badge that directly contravene one I already sell. No, I won't make a badge that says "vaccines do cause autism" or "hug TERFs". I sell my beliefs on my badges, and I won't make or sell nonsense ideas I don't agree with.
Any pins, patches or prints can be ordered in bulk and I can provide a wholesale price upon request, just ping me a message! There is a minimum unit order for bulk discounts; the more you order the better deal you'll get, up to 60% off. In the case of pin buttons, charges for preparing artwork/text start at £2.50. For patches, this custom charge is from £5. Custom art/text prep charges depend on the complexity of the design and comes down to time spent on said prep. :)

My limited prints are, of course, limited. If there are 15 left then sure thing you can have 15 but there are no price breaks on these prints. The reason for that is usually because they're for a cause (e.g. a charity).
Your patch will be heat sealed so that it is wash safe. Though if you are going to wash it I highly recommend a gentle hand wash. If you must wash it in a machine then make sure it's a cold wash (30 degrees will be ideal). DO NOT TUMBLE DRY IT. I use screen printing ink and it is NOT tumble dry safe.

Don't worry though, I send out patch care instructions with every patch order.
All the "mark as gift" option does is remove the price from the packing slip; and you can also include an optional gift message for free.

Marking your order as a gift ~does not~ mean your order is going to come gift wrapped; gift wrap is not a service I provide for free. If you would like your order gift wrapped, you need to select the additional gift wrap option at check out and the cost will be added to your order.

Please be aware if you are outside the EU I have to declare the contents and value of your order on a CN22 customs label on the outside of the parcel. I have no choice but to do this (if I don't it may not get through), so be aware if you're sending directly the recipient they may read the CN22 and know what's inside.
Shipping, or postage and packing, is just that: postage AND packing.

The postage cost covers not only the cost of a stamp/the service used but will also include the cost of packaging material (envelopes, customs labels, airmail stickers, address labels); it also covers ink, labels, maintenance, Etsy fees (which are also charged on postage); plus my time spent packaging your order and taking it to be shipped at the post office/post box.

I keep postal costs down as much as possible, but they need to be covered. Don't worry, I don't make any extra money from shipping! If I think you've been overcharged (this sometimes happens if you buy many items; but larger orders do take longer to package) I'll refund you any shipping overages. :)
I usually post orders on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!
Within the UK I use first class by Royal Mail.
For international orders, I send all orders Royal Mail International Standard (Airmail).
Your order is NOT TRACKED if you don't upgrade at checkout.

You can upgrade to a tracked service on checkout BUT except in the case of UK next day, this doesn't make anything any quicker. Processing time also does not change.

I don't use Etsy's estimated arrival times because they are not accurate.

Need it yesterday? PLEASE message me BEFORE you order.
For the purposes of my return policy, earrings are counted as an intimate item and thus cannot be returned because they're going into a body orifice (a hole in your ear!) and so I cannot resell them if they were returned. That said, if they're faulty you are fully entitled to a return and refund, of course!
Your order may get returned to me if it's undeliverable (I.e. If you have given the wrong address or an old address and the package has been rejected), or if you don't collect your order from your local depot where it may be held for a set time following non-delivery.
If your order gets returned to me, you have two options.
Either you can get a refund (full item cost, plus standard shipping - this means if you paid for express or tracked, you only get the cost of the standard shipping back, minus the cost of any upgrade).
Your other option is redelivery. You may request to have your order resent; but you will need to pay the shipping cost again (this is to be paid via Etsy or PayPal).
Almost all of my packaging is plastic free and recycled and/or recyclable. I print my order forms on recycled eco paper and your order will be packaged in a paper candy bag within a card envelope. The only place where plastic may come into it is if I need to use a little tape to seal the envelope (but even then I use paper tape or 100% recycled plastic tape!)

Some orders have to be sent in polymailers but I always make sure they're biodegradable and I'm currently in the process of switching to biodegradable cello bags for packaging prints!

Jewellery is either packed in an organza bag or a candy bag depending on what stock I have of each packaging material. If you'd prefer a candy bag (paper!) over an organza bag, please let me know.
Do make sure you have a think about where you put your prints. All the inks I use are archival, which means they're lightfast... but no lightfastness is totally infinite. I'd recommend not hanging your print in the line of direct, constant sunlight. But other than that, your print should be with you a very very long time with minimal to zero change in appearance/colour.

For holo prints, be really careful how you handle them because they're prone to taking fingerprints which can be pretty noticeable! As with above, try not to hang them where they'll be continually exposed to direct sunlight.

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