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Pelican Clip, Hand Dyed Cord


Pelican Clip, Hand Dyed Cord


Design Details:
  • Lost Wax Cast Clasp
  • Hand Sculpted Master
  • An Original Mechanism
  • Brass ($145) / Shibuichi ($185) / Sterling Silver ($345)
  • Suitable for 24/7 wear
Cord Options:
  • Machine Braided Nylon
  • Waxed Cotton
  • Hand Spun Indigo Dyed Cotton (+$20)
  • Available with Hand-Braided Cord from $245+

This bracelet, which can also be worn as a necklace, is inspired by the traditional marine hardware of the same name.  It is an original mechanism, and the first piece of production jewelry I ever designed.  

  • Machine braided cord options are a dense nylon, which I dye and treat with wax.  I finish these with a modified blood knot.  These cords are ridiculously tough, and generally last 5 to 10 years.
  • Waxed cotton cordage is spun in Tennessee and treated with bees-wax in house.  I finish it with a sailor's short splice.  This cord will fade to an off-grey with wear, and with brass or shibuichi clasp will show green staining where the clasp and cord touch.  They last approximately 2-5 years.
  • Hand-spun indigo dyed cotton cords are just that; I purchase 100% cotton thread, and everything else is done in-house.  I finish these with a sailor's short splice.  Scroll down for video of the full process.  They age like denim, fading to a blue-grey with wear, and last approximately 2-5 years.

All cord options benefit from 'cycling'; every 6-ish months, re-position the clasp on the cord, as the connection-point takes much more strain than the rest of the cord.

How to wrap as a bracelet:

Fits wrist circumference















How to size your wrist

Getting the most from your cord: