Living in Napa, just about everything is all about the wine. So I thought I should recycle wine barrels and corks.
This bracelet is made from the inside of a barrel stave (wood slat). They are such a beautiful reddish brown color - and even smell of wine! I seal the wood with a spray sealer so that it won't cause any damage if it gets wet.
After cutting the wood into a 3/4" round piece, I surrounded it in a 22g sterling silver bezel that I made by hand. The band is handmade from 8g sterling silver wire that was flattened and then soldered on. I call these my statement bracelets because they get a lot of compliments and look so good on.
This bracelet is 1" wide and has a 2.5" center opening.
It does have a little give if you need to squeeze it a little tighter around your wrist. Always put the bracelet on on the thinest side of your wrist (thumb-side up). Then twist around to the top and squeeze slightly.
This bracelet is made from either real wood or a wine cork and sterling silver or Argentium silver. The wood/cork is sealed so it won't get damaged in water. Argentium silver usually won't tarnish, but I can't say "never". Sterling silver may tarnish so just use a good polishing cloth if it does. The bracelet comes with an anti-tarnish pad which should be kept with the piece when not being worn.