Your Future Is What You Make It Hand Stamped Cuff Bracelet
Your future is what you make it (so make it a good one) Hand Stamped Cuff Bracelet
In honor of a classic time traveling duo, these cuffs are hand stamped with "Your future is what you make it" on the exterior, and on the inside is "So make it a good one".
• Cuffs measure 1/4 x 6 Inches
• Available in Aluminum, Brass or Copper
• Hand Stamped to order
Please see FAQs for details about our process, materials, shipping, gifts, and more.
Hand Stamping is the use of a hammer with metal design stamps and letters to create impressions onto a piece of metal. Each stamp is machine tooled, creating different styles of images, letters, or numbers. Using a hammer, metal stamp, and steel bench block, I align my jewelry blank on the block, align the metal stamp on the blank, and strike it with the hammer. This quite literally smacks the design into the metal, creating an impression. I do this for each and every letter, number, punctuation, or design.
Letter/design alignment and depth will vary one to the next. This is not considered a defect, but part of the handmade process. I do try to get every piece straight and even as possible, but variations will occur.
It is not engraving. Engraving is a different process that is either machine made, or by hand with an engraving tool. It takes away metal to create the design.
Aluminum has a much lower skin reaction than with sterling silver. Aluminum does not tarnish or rust. It will not turn your skin green. It will polish to a brilliant shine, and is soft enough to adjust easily. I use both 1100 and 3003 Aluminum, all made in the USA. All metals are nickel and lead free.
Brass and Copper
Both Brass and Copper are metals that will naturally oxidize, or patina, over time. This will result in beautiful shades of green, black, browns, or reds. Allowing nature to take its course, this will continue for as long as you do not polish or clean the metal. I will provide a polishing cloth sample with any brass or copper order. Using this cloth will polish up the metal to a like new shine. It will turn the cloth black over time, but you will get many, many uses out of it. These metals may turn some individuals skin a greenish tint if worn for long periods of time. When not in use, I also include an anti-tarnish tab, up 6 months use, to store with your cuff to slow down the oxidation process. All metals are nickel and lead free.
Although aluminum, brass, and copper will not rust, the lettering will fade if exposed to chemicals, including soap, and slowly fade away. The stamping will still be there, but the coloring will be gone. You can remedy this with a simple permanent marker, or leave it colorless for a classy look.
All wire wrapped pieces are made to order. Each pendant/earring is unique. I try to match each pair of earrings as closely as possible. Variations in the way the wire is wrapped is going to occur due to being handmade. This is not considered a flaw.
Wire jewelry requires little maintenance. Every piece will come with a anti tarnish tab to use when your jewelry is in storage, these are good for 6 month, and a polishing cloth. Avoid contact with water, oils, chemicals, and dyes. This includes makeup and soap. If cleaning is required, avoid over the counter jewelry cleaners, and stick to the polishing cloth. If there is dirt in the wire, use a soft bristle nylon brush (a tooth brush is great!), and gently sweep away the debris. Avoid extreme hot to cold temperatures as this will crack the glass pieces.
This is all precautionary measures. As long as you wear your jewelry normally, keep it dry, and store it safely when not in use, your jewelry will last a very long time.
Almost anything in my shop can be customized. You can send me an email at AppalachianHammer@outlook.com for more information and instructions on how to order. Simple requests (add a name, initial, date, etc) can be left in the notes box at checkout.
I am upgrading my shipping methods. All orders will come in a box, not bubble mailer. Orders will come with a simple gift box, gift bag, simple tissue wrap, and paper box filling. I hope this new method will create a wonderful one of a kind unboxing for you!
I never send a receipt with an order. My logo, shop name, and url may appear on your packaging/shipping box. This is unavoidable.
Exchanges and Refunds
In the event an item arrives and you are not satisfied, or simply need to exchange sizes, this can be done so within 7 days of the delivery date marked on your tracking number. Please contact me first so I know to look for your return. Refunds are not eligible for sale items, custom orders, or bulk wholesale orders. Refunds are generally on a case by case basis. Refunds will not be given to products damaged outside of normal delivery circumstances, refusal upon delivery, or becoming lost in transit. If you package is lost, I will help locate it if at all possible. Please contact me for Exchanges or Refunds at AppalachianHammer@outlook.com.
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