I'm a vegan myself and wanted a statement piece for my own collection, but when others were interested in buying one, I thought that I'd add it to my shop. This copper bracelet with the word VEGAN stamped on it is upcycled from 8mm copper pipe. It can me made to order to fit your wrist, however is very adjustable. You can get a mass-produced copper bracelet from the high street nowadays for about tenner. No story, no love and no skill. I wanted to make this affordable copper bracelet so that everyone had the opportunity to enjoy something made with love and with a story attached – something made with human hands and well-loved tools.
HOW TO MEASURE.
All bracelets are made to the size of your wrist. Simply wrap a tape measure around your wrist to measure the circumference and that's the size to order.
We sometimes get asked to guess the wrist size of say an ‘average chap’ as someone wants to surprise him for a special occasion. This is tricky but there are some clandestine tips and tricks you can use to get that measurement without them twigging! How about measuring the inside of their wristwatch when they’ve taken it off, or could you do a family or friendship circle survey to see who has the daintiest wrists? Stick your thinking cap on and if you find a sneakier way then let us know!
WHERE IT’S MADE.
We live, work and cruise year-round on our 60ft narrowboat Bluebell. Aboard we have Richard and Jackie and the hatchlings Bobby and Fleur along with the ships cat Whisper and Dusty the Romanian rescue pup. All of Rich’s pieces are made under a specially built canopy outside on Bluebell’s stern deck and Jackie makes hers inside in the front cabin.
We are a Home Ed family and use travel as a way to learn, so your piece could be made anywhere on the inland waterways of the UK as we adventure them as a family - making new friends and connections as we go.
SUPPORTING THE ADVENTURE
Each and every order allows our family adventure to continue and as a small family business, each one is celebrated and received with a ton of gratitude as it supports not only our crafts but also our way of life.
HOW IT’S MADE.
Handmade is something that most of us understand and appreciate. We live in a time now where most things can be made identical and at the touch of a button - cold, sterile and without a story. More and more people now ‘get it’ when it comes to things that are brought to life by the creator’s own hands.
Making a piece with simple and much-loved handtools, in a place that is stunningly beautiful whilst being surrounded by the sights, sounds and connections with nature makes and piece with real meaning - a story, a signature left by the tools - a piece that may be similar to others, but unique the story of its creation.
HOW WE DELIVER
When your piece is ready we stick the kettle on, sit down and write you a handwritten thank you letter and lovingly package your piece in recycled newspaper (usually the canal newspaper - something interesting for you to read whilst you enjoy your piece) and then wrap it in brown parcel paper and seal it with paper tape - no plastic! We then pop off on our pushbike to the nearest Post Office to where we are moored and post it to you First Class. All packaging and postage are free of charge.
Each order is placed onto our makes list and is made in the order they are received. It usually takes a few days to a week to make and dispatch a piece, depending on the amount of work that goes into it. In busy times and times where we need to source something for your order, this can take up to two weeks, but never longer than that.
Thank you so very much for your order and your support 🙏
Rich, Jackie, Bobby, Fleur, Whisper (Ships Cat) and Dusty-Dog x ✌️🐾