Hand formed and etched with whatever phrases or thoughts are most meaningful to you, this Story Stack 3 etched and aged bronze stacking bangles with tension clasps. The set is one-of-a-kind, handmade for you; the text is written by hand (not a font).
The brightly polished edges add a flash of gold that complement the bright gold inscriptions. When worn together, they create a lovely tinkling sound and feel satisfyingly substantial but light on the wrist. The brownish black patina and handwritten inscription is reminiscent of centuries past, while the simple design and minimalist clasp is decidedly modern. Stacked together or worn in other stacking bracelets, this piece is a statement and reminder of who and what is important.
I create these bracelets one at a time from scratch, starting with bronze sheet metal. I cut, file and sand the metal piece until it is smooth, and I use an electrolytic process to emboss the design into the metal. The clasp is cut and formed into the piece, then it is cleaned, filed, sanded, polished, patinated, formed with a leather mallet and sealed with jeweler's lacquer – all by hand.
The bracelets are solid bronze and are all about 1/4" wide. I size the bangles to fit an average woman's wrist; because they close with a clasp, they do not need to fit over the hand, so the size will suit most.
A little note from the recipient of one of my Story Stacks :)
"Dear Teresa Kiplinger - Just received this trio of "bestie" bracelets from my bestie today. They are the most personalized, amazing , unique and special gift I have ever gotten. I absolutely love them and not only are they especially sentimental, the design, materials and comfort fit are perfect!! Thank you for your wonderful work. And for creating a gift that I will cherish forever."
3-Piece Bangle Set