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Cuff Bracelet

Have cuff bracelet questions? Well, here I am with answers!

This blog post will answer your questions about size, wear, adjustments, and care for your Lila Clare botanical cuff bracelet.

cactus cuff bracelet

First, some background. I’m often asked how I got the idea to make jewelry from the prickly pear cactus skeleton. I moved to Tucson in 2010 to start my jewelry making career full-time. I was walking my dog around my new neighborhood, and saw a live prickly pear cactus with one pad that had the dried skeleton exposed. I was drawn to this beautiful, intricate maze of dried fiber, and immediately knew I wanted that pattern wrapped around my wrist. Luckily, I was taking lost wax casting classes at the time and knew I could use this technique to replicate the cactus skeleton in metal.

Lila Clare's cuff bracelets are lost wax cast from the prickly pear cactus skeleton. The use of nature's own organic pattern results in stunning, organic, wearable art forms. The shapes lend themselves to cuff bracelets, with the prickly pear design literally wrapped around your wrist.

How to determine what size cuff bracelet is best for you:

  • Slender Cuff Bracelet
    • The Slender Cuff Bracelet comes in two sizes: small and standard.
    • Use flexible measuring tape to measure around your wrist. You want the tape to be fitted but not tight.
    • If your wrist is 6.5" or less around, then you will order a size small.
    • If your wrist is more than 6.5" around, then you will order a size standard.
  • Wide Cuff Bracelet
    • Coming soon!

How to put on and take off your cuff bracelet:

  • Place the opening of the cuff bracelet at the side of your wrist.
  • Hold the cuff still as you push the bracelet across your wrist. The opening should feel snug but not painful.
  • Once it is across your wrist, rotate the cuff so that the top lays flat on the top of your wrist.
  • Do this in reverse to remove.
  • The goal is to keep the cuff from bending when you put it on and take it off. Do not pull open or squeeze the bracelet, as repeated movement of the metal can cause cracks or breaks.

Cuff Bracelet Adjustments:

  • Sterling silver and solid gold bracelets can be slightly adjusted. Gold vermeil bracelets cannot be adjusted, as the gold plating may crack.
  • An initial fit adjustment to your cuff may be necessary. It’s best to contact Lila Clare Jewelry, or go to your local jeweler.
  • If you choose to make minor adjustments, slowly apply gentle pressure while supporting the rest of the bracelet.
  • Do not repeatedly bend or adjust your bracelet. Squeezing or opening your bracelet repeatedly may cause a crack or break.

Cuff Bracelet Care:

  • See my Care For Your Jewelry blog post for detailed information on keeping your jewelry clean and shiny. 
  • Contact me with more questions.
  • Most of all, know that lots of care goes into making these cuff bracelets. My cuff is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. I hope you absolutely love yours!