In the past, I have written that I strive to be inclusive when designing and making jewelry. One way that I want to be inclusive is designing and making jewelry for men. In addition, these pieces can also be worn by either gender and non-conforming individual. It’s more difficult for me to design and make jewelry for men, because men in my life don’t wear jewelry and I don’t have non-binary friends to ask for guidance and preference. Nonetheless, I will not be deterred and will continue to do my best.
I finally made this bracelet beyond the prototype stage: Adjustable Hematite and Serpentine Wrap Bracelet
- It’s made with four simple materials: magnetic hematite (black), serpentine (green), gold filled crimp beads, and water-resistant wire
- Hematite is faceted and magnetic
- Serpentine is faceted
- Serpentine is natural stone so color and inclusions vary
- Serpentine is hand-cut so slight size differences may occur
- The wrap bracelet is about two feet long and closes with magnetic hematite beads, so it can fit everyone as a bracelet and can also be worn as a necklace
- There are 95 beads (24 hematite and 71 serpentine)
The Adjustable Hematite and Serpentine Wrap Bracelet may look familiar because I have a similar wrap bracelet for women.
I have several color combinations at home that I like to match with my outfits. During the summer, I can wear them as anklets, too. When I’m going out at night, I like to wear the glow-in-the dark ones, so I’m easier to spot.
The wrap bracelet on the left has pink glow-in-the-dark beads – 170 of them. The orange/yellow beads between the pink ones are Swarovski fire opal. Since fire opal is a unique color combination, the closest color I found to these are the strawberry-lemon from a Japanese brand, and they’re at both ends of the bracelet.
In length, the women’s wrap bracelet is about 22 inches long. Wrapping this bracelet with 3 layers is equivalent to a person who fits a 7-inch bracelet. If a person has a slender wrist, they can adjust it to 3 layers on one side and 4 layers on the opposite side. In winter, this can be wrapped outside of a coat sleeve so the wearer is visible.
The multi-function of these wrap bracelets are why they are my go-to accessory.