Spooky Bats- Hand Stamped Aluminum Cuff Bracelet
This listing is for one hand stamped 14 gauge aluminum cuff stacking bracelet. The dimensions of the bracelet flat is 3/8" wide by 6" in length. 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.
Bracelet has the word Spooky stamped into it along with 2 bats and has been distressed with a wire brush. A small spider web has also been stamped on the inside. This is a handmade piece meant to have imperfections- the depth of the stamping areas will vary but this adds character to the final piece.
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 won't 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.
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.
Nimbus: This is a singly ply yarn wrapped with a strand of lace mohair. Yarn is a blend of 69% Silk/ 22% Kid Mohair/ 9% Nylon and comes in skeins of 382 yards/ 100 grams.
Singularity: is a single ply high twist fingering weight yarn. Made of 100% high quality and very springy superwash merino. Comes in skeins of 400 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. Yarn can be machine washed and tumble dry low. Comes in skein of 462 yds/ 100 grams.
Snug Mini Skein: is the same fiber blend but comes in skeins of 92 yds/ 20 grams
Super Sparkle Discontinued- what is left in stock is all I will be carrying: This is a 2-ply blend of 70% superwash Merino wool, 20% Nylon, and 5% stellina. The metallic thread used in this yarn is silver in color and adds a wonderful sparkle to any project. Yarn can be machine washed and tumble dry low. Comes in skein of 438 yds/ 100 grams.
Wallop Discontinued- what is left in stock is all I will be carrying. This is a sock yarn that has a wonderful 2-ply high twist. This gives the yarn some really great texture and stitch definition.Yarn is a blend of 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon and comes in skeins of 462 yds/ 100 grams.
Bauble: 100% Merino Superwash- 6 ply heavy lace weight/ light fingering weight. Comes in skeins of 822 yards/ 150 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
Limited Edition Merino Silk Lace: yarn is a 2 Ply lace weight consisting of 80% extrafine Merino and 20% silk. Comes in skeins of 875 yds per 100 grams. Yarn base was brought to the shop specifically for the Holiday Botanical Collection.
Mohair Silk Lace: 70% Kid Mohair/ 30% Silk- Lace weight yarn comes in skeins of 459 yds/ 50 grams.
Mohair Sequin Lace: Discontinued
63/12/23/2 Super Kid Mohair/ Lurex/ Nylon/ Sequins- Lace weight yarn comes in skeins of approximately 734 yds/ 100 grams.
This yarn was produced by a mill in Italy and I was so happy to finally find the perfect blend of mohair with sequins. Unfortunately, this is a base that the mill is no longer manufacturing and I was only able to get my hands on a small amount. So once it is gone from the shop that is it.
*NEW* Colossus Aran: is a 3-ply Aran weight yarn that is 100% Superwash Merino. Comes in skeins of 181 yds/ 100 grams
Cozy Worsted: is a worsted weight yarn that 100% superwash Merino Comes in skeins of 218 yards/ 100 grams.
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
*NEW* Eclipse Worsted: is a 2-ply worsted weight yarn made of 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. This beautiful base has the look and feel of handspun. 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. Because it is 100% wool it will also felt.
Fluffy DK: This base starts with an acrylic fiber that has been shrunk with heat to "trap" in the Alpaca. Making this base similar to other multi-ply yarns while still maintaining a wonderful halo. Its an 80/20 Baby Alpaca/ Acrylic blend that comes in skeins of 273 yds/ 100 grams.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.
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.
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.