One Stitch At A Time- Hand Stamped Aluminum Cuff Bracelet
This listing is for one hand stamped aluminum cuff stacking bracelets. The dimensions of the bracelet flat is 152mm (6") x 12.7mm (.50"). Inside diameter is approximately 2 1/4 of an inch when bent into cuff shape. I have a wrist that measures 6 1/2" inches and this cuff fits perfectly on me.
How To Care For Your Hand Stamped Aluminum Piece
Aluminum is a lightweight metal that will not rust or turn your skin green. But that doesn’t mean that the aluminum wont require care to stay shiny and bright. The natural oils from your skin can tarnish or oxidize the metal. Aluminium is also soft and can easily scratch so I do not recommend using an abrasive cleaner or scouring pads which will only further scratch the metal. One of the best things you can use is a pro polishing pad which utilizes a non-scratch micro-abrasive technology to return the shine and luster to your metal piece. You can easily find these types of polishing pads online. Be aware that the darkened stamped areas can fade over time with continued use or if your jewelry is worn while swimming, washing, etc.
How to Adjust Your Bracelet:
Many cuff bracelets are adjustable thanks to the soft properties of the metal. And in general you can open or close your bracelet about a 1/4 inch larger or smaller. However, please do not put the aluminum bracelet on your wrist and then try to adjust it by squeeze it. When you do this it puts a lot of stress of the center of the cuff which can eventually weaken it. You should also be very careful when you adjust it so that you don't end up making it an odd shape or damaging it. You should bend the bracelet while it is off your wrist by encircling your hand firmly over one end and then gently bend this portion of the bracelet. You can then repeat this on the other side.
Here is a list of all of the yarn bases that are carried and their fiber content. Please keep in mind that color distribution and saturation will vary greatly from base to base and from what is depicted in each listing.
I do a lot research to make sure that all of the bases that I carry are ethically sourced from reputable, cruelty-free, mulesing-free farms and mills from around the world. My yarns are dyed using professional acid dyes in smoke-free environment in a dedicated space that I affectionately call my dye lab. And I also wash all of my yarns after dyeing them with a lavender wool wash. However, while my dye studio is pet free, I do have 4 cats and cat hair a mysterious thing and seems to find its way into all places.
Currently I am working on the discontinuation of a lot of yarn bases and I will also be bringing in a few new ones.
Recommended Wash Instructions For All Yarns: Gently hand wash in cold water and dry flat. Some colors may also bleed the first time the yarn is washed. Please keep in mind that non-superwash treated wools tend to bleed colors more than superwash treated wool.
Additional information as of July 2020: Because of Covid-19, supplies of milled yarn is limited as some mills have had to close or are running at half capacity at this particular time. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it ensures the safety of their employees and the product that they in turn are sending to us. This is why all new colors are this point will be preorders. If you are looking for a specific quantity on a specific base for that special project please do not hesitate to contact me for a custom order.
Aurora: (limited edition at this time due to supply chain disruptions) This a 4 ply fingering base yarn that consist of 70% Superwash Merino Wool and 30% Nylon. This super wash merino wool has a subtle softness and warmth while the extra nylon content gives this yarn some added strength. This really reminds me of a hearty wooly touch and feel of a non superwash yarn but has the benefits of the being superwash treated. The wooly natural feel of this yarn base also makes it ideal for more structured knit or crochet items. I am noticing that colors dyed on this base even though it is SW treated still tend to bleed the first few times it is washed. Comes in skeins of 437 yards/ 100 grams.
Charm Fingering Weight: (limited edition at this time due to supply chain disruptions) This is a 4 ply fingering weight yarn that is a 85/15 blend of Extra Fine Superwash Merino/ Nylon and comes in skeins of 437 yds/ 100 grams. It has taken me several months to find, but this is the closest yarn base I have to my Snug base as far as feel and texture. My Snug base has been hard to acquire this past year due to yarn base shortages at this time.
Eclipse Fingering: is a 2-ply fingering weight yarn that is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Yarn comes in skeins of 437 yds/ 100 grams. This beautiful base has the look and feel of wooly handspun yarn with its darker and lighter stripes. This is not a superwash base so please keep in mind that the colors dyed on this base will be more muted in tone and may bleed more when wet. I suggest hand washing in cold water with a little wool wash and then dry flat. Yarn base is perfect for felting projects too.
Floofy: this is a singly ply Superwash Merino Slub yarn wrapped with a strand of nylon. Yarn base is a blend of 90% Superwash Merino and 10% Nylon. Comes in skeins of 438 yards /100 grams.
*NEW* Meridian: I love that this base is an eco-friendly option made from 100% Fine Organic Merino Wool GOTS. This single ply yarn base is toasty warm with a crisp structure and delightful softness. This is not a superwash base so please keep in mind that the colors dyed on this base will be more muted in tone and may bleed when wet. I suggest hand washing in cold water with a little wool wash and then dry flat. Each skein is 437 yds/ 100 grams
Snug: is a 4-ply blend of 75% superwash Merino wool and 25% Nylon. The springy superwash merino makes this yarn super soft to touch which is one of the reasons why this is my most popular yarn base. Yarn can be machine washed and tumble dry low but I still highly recommend washing this yarn by hand in cold water and drying flat. Each skein of 462 yds/ 100 grams. This base also comes in mini skeins of 92 yds/ 20 grams.
*LIMITED EDITION FOR THE 2020 WINTER HOLIDAY SEASON*- Stardust: is 3 plies of a fingering weight merino/nylon that is then spun with a ply of lurex for a soft, durable yarn with sparkle. I cannot stress how super soft this yarn base it! Yarn blend is a combination of 75% Superwash Extrafine Merino/ 20% Nylon/ 5% Lurex that comes in skeins of 437 yds/ 100 grams
Billow Lace: is a brushed Suri Alpaca that contains a silk core yarn base. It is a 74/26 blend of Baby Suri Alpaca/ Mulberry silk that comes in skeins of 328 yds/ 50 grams
Mohair Silk Lace: 70% Kid Mohair/ 30% Silk- Lace weight yarn comes in skeins of 459 yds/ 50 grams.
Cozy Worsted: This is a worsted weight yarn that 100% Superwash Merino and comes in skeins of 218 yards/ 100 grams. Yarn is super soft and has a lovely drape to it making it perfect for hats, gloves, scarves, and shawls.
Dazzle DK: is a 4-ply DK weight yarn that consists of 75% superwash Merino Superwash/20% Nylon/5% Stellina (silvertoned). Comes in skeins of 231 yds/ 100 grams.
Delight DK: is a 4-ply DK weight yarn that is 75% SW Merino/ 25% Nylon blend. Comes in skeins of 245 yds/ 100 grams. This particular base is super soft and has a lovely drape to it. I do not recommend using this yarn base for knit garments that require some structure. If you do plan to use this for structured knits I would recommend using a tighter gauge.
Eclipse Worsted: is a 2-ply worsted weight yarn made of 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Yarn comes in skeins of 281 yds/ 100 grams.This beautiful base has the look and feel of wooly handspun yarn with its darker and lighter stripes. This is not a superwash base so please keep in mind that the colors dyed on this base will be more muted in tone and may bleed more if not washed or cared for properly. I suggest hand washing in cold water with a little wool wash and then dry flat. Yarn base is perfect for felting projects too.
Limited Edition Merino DK: This DK yarn base is 100% Merino Wool and comes in skeins of 246 yds/ 100 grams. Yarn base was brought to the shop specifically for the Holiday Botanical Collection. I suggest hand washing in cold water with a little wool wash and then dry flat. Make sure not agitate the item too much because it is 100% wool and has the potential to felt.
Mystic DK: (limited edition at this time due to supply chain disruptions) This is a 4 ply DK weight yarn that is a 85/15 blend of Extra Fine Superwash Merino/ Nylon and comes in skeins of 245 yds/ 100 grams. It has taken me several months to find, but this is the closest yarn base I have to my Delight DK base as far as feel and texture. My Delight base has been hard to acquire this past year due to yarn base shortages at this time.
Snazzy Sport: is a 3-ply sport weight yarn that is an 80/20 blend of SW Merino and Nylon. Comes in skeins of 328 yds/ 100 grams.
Wooly DK: This particular base temporarily back in stock due to supply shortages of DK weight yarn bases. It is a 4-ply DK weight yarn that is 75% SW Merino/ 25% Nylon blend. Comes in skeins of 246 yds/ 100 grams. Things to note, while this base is the same fiber content as my Delight DK is has a more natural hearty feel to the yarn base. Its has an almost toothy natural wool feel, which really helps add some stitch definition to your final project. This yarn base is also perfect for project that require some structure to them.