It all started a couple of months ago when we were asked if we did wholesale orders. Well we do and this is our one of our largest ones yet! After a couple of months of sending samples and a little haggling back and forth on price we got to work. The first thing we did was order 20 lbs of copper wire and 200 clasps, that’s right 20 lbs! Then we got to cutting rings, for those of you who know us, we cut all of our rings our self, and for those of you who cut rings you know how much work it is. Well 21,990 rings later we were done cutting LOL
The order was for 195 Chunky Byzantine Bracelets, we use 16ga SWG wire with a ring size of 5.5 mm to make the rings. We did 60 each 7.5″, 75 8″, 8.5″ bracelets. All are solid copper , including the toggle clasps. We do not believe in using coated wire as the coating will eventually wear off and your jewelry will look like crap. Solid wire can always be cleaned very easily using a little lemon juice and hot water or ketchup, we grind all of our work in dish washing soap and stainless steel shot, but the average person does not have that equipment.
As I said earlier the whole order weighs almost 20 lbs. If you lay the bracelets side by side they measure out to over 5′ long. If you laid the bracelets end to end, it would measure 1560″ or 130′ almost half a football field in length. We are so glad to get this order done, with almost 3 weeks of constant ring cutting and weaving Byzantine our hands are bruised and mangled LOL. For those interested in contacting us for a special order we would be more than interested in discussing your wants. Please remember,however, that all our work is handmade down to the coiling and cutting of the rings, we are not a mass produced company so large orders may take a bit of time. We do, however, guarantee quality and workmanship.