The Cape Cod bracelet, a simple silver bracelet adorned with a golden ball, was developed by jewelry artist John Carey, co-owner of Eden Hand Arts in Dennis, Mass. Also called the "Cape Cod Screwball" or "Dennis Screwball," the bracelet is still made and sold exclusively by Eden Hand Arts. The shop also sells matching earrings and necklaces.Know More
Eden Hand Arts sold the first Cape Cod bracelets in 1968. For decades, they were popular with locals and regular tourists, but were rarely seen outside Cape Cod. According to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, demand for the Cape Cod bracelet increased when television actress Amy Jo Johnson wore one on the drama series "Felicity." Johnson's character wore the bracelet constantly for the program's first two seasons, and Eden Hand Arts was soon besieged with orders.
Until 2008, John Carey made each bracelet by hand and personally fitted them to each customer. Eventually the bracelets became so popular that the Careys moved their store to a larger building, although the shop is still a modest size. Eden Hand Arts does not advertise, and its owners are reluctant to give interviews. The store only accepts cash and checks, and staff members personally fit each customer. In addition to the original Cape Cod bracelet, Eden Hand Arts now sells several other similar designs, including one with multiple metal balls.Learn more about Jewelry & Watches
An elephant hair bracelet is made with several strands of hair from the tail of an elephant linked together with two, four or six knots and is made by measuring the desired length of bracelet, doubled or tripled depending on how many layers are desired, and adding the knots. African Elephants are an endangered species and in some parts of the world it is illegal to own, make or sell items made from elephant's hair. The elephant hair bracelet design is similar to a sliding knot bracelet, and the elephant hair can be replaced by using other pliable materials.Full Answer >
Making a shamballa bracelet involves threading 5 beads on cord that is knotted with basic macramé techniques. The tools needed are scissors, a blunt needle and craft glue (optional). A bracelet can typically be completed in 90 minutes or less.Full Answer >
The tennis bracelet got its name from tennis players who wore flexible diamond bracelets on the court in the 1980s. Chris Evert in particular was known for wearing a straight-line diamond bracelet while she played, until the 1987 USA Open when the bracelet fell off during a match.Full Answer >
If a gold bracelet is marked "925," it is not a real gold bracelet. The "925" mark is a standard stamp for sterling silver, indicating that the jewelry is 92.5 percent silver. A gold bracelet with "925" stamped on it is a sterling silver bracelet that is gold-plated or gold vermeil, meaning that it is covered with a thin layer of gold on the outside.Full Answer >