Praying Mantis, Copper Cuff, Handmade Bracelet

$92.00

The praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer.

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Description

This mantis cuff was designed from a photo I took of one of these beauties! The praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer.

This praying mantis bracelet makes a great gift for entomologists, nature lovers and those who have a unique sense of fashion. The detailed, organic design that is surrounding the praying mantis represents its powerful and balanced character in nature.

I have applied a dark patina to emphasize the details of the design and to give it a dramatic look. This bracelet is coated with a metal sealer to help protect the metal from tarnishing.

To achieve the design on this bracelet, I have used an acid etching technique. Years of experimenting with and fine tuning the process has led to the intricate details you see here.

This gorgeous bracelet was fashioned with thick, 14 gauge (1.6 mm) copper. It measures 1” W x 6” L and has a 1.25” opening in the back to slip over your wrist. The cuff is adjustable and usually accommodates wrist sizes 5 3/4” to 7 3/4”, depending how loose or tight you like to wear your jewelry. To ensure this will fit your wrist please measure your wrist. If you have questions about the sizing please don’t hesitate to ask me.

SIZING: The cuff may be slowly adjusted, with even pressure on both sides of the opening. Please remember to leave yourself just the right amount of space to be able take the bracelet off without it being too loose to fall off your wrist on its own. Adjusting the size of metal jewelry frequently is not recommended. To put the bracelet on and to take it off, it may be helpful to do so sideways, just above your wrist bone, in the meaty part of your forearm. For further details on the proper sizing of your cuff, please watch the video on the Sizing & Care page.

CARE: Please treat your GaleForce Design Jewelry as you would all special jewelry. Avoid exposure to water, lotions, sprays, cleaners, perfumes, abrasives, etc.

This piece comes packaged in a gift box.