Aluminum Cuff Bracelets: 14 Proven Facts To Know About

These distinctive aluminum cuff bracelets are hand-etched and hammered in a free-form style. Etched lines, images and abstract shapes create beautiful textural effects. For example, unique elements and a variety of metals, such as, fine .925 sterling silver beads and charms give the design a contemporary look. In addition to antique silver, other elements include oxidized sterling silver and repurposed findings. Also, vintage beads, crystals and/or other components may be used.

Aluminum is a durable, strong and lightweight metal. Furthermore, it is comfortable to wear. Also, there is no nickel, copper, lead or iron in this metal. I create handmade one-of-a-kind bracelet and necklace designs.

Hand-etched aluminum cuff bracelets created by jewelry artist, Dee Van Houten

Aluminum Cuff Bracelets

Aluminum is a wonderful metal to work with. For example, these aesthetically designed aluminum cuff bracelets are made of a type of metal that is often overlooked. But, this metal should not be as it is quite versatile and very beautiful. Also, aluminum is hypoallergenic, lightweight and has a nice shine once it is hand-etched and buffed. For instance, doing this makes the metal look like sterling silver but is less expensive than sterling. 

  • Aluminum never tarnishes
  • Contains no iron and will not rust
  • Nickel, copper and lead-free metal
  • Easy to clean
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Eco-friendly
  • Non-toxic and safe to wear

Open-Cuff Bracelets

All of the open-cuff bracelets I design are from 1 inch to 3 inches wide. They will approximately fit a 6″ to 7.5″ wrist. Also, some are adjustable but it depends on the gauge (thickness) of the metal I use. The aluminum cuff bracelets wrap around the wrist like a cuff (think cuff of a shirt).

My cuff bracelets are hand-etched in lovely, textural patterns. I usually add a crystal stone and/or sterling silver beads wrapped in sterling or oxidized sterling silver. Furthermore, this type of bracelet can be made of gold, brass, silver or copper. I exclusively use the durable aluminum metal and mix other metals with it to create a very unique design.

Hand-etched aluminum cuff bracelets created by jewelry artist, Dee Van Houten

Modern and Fashionable Aluminum Cuff Bracelets

My artisan handmade aluminum cuff bracelets are modern looking. Equally important, they are eye-catching, stylish and feminine. I also blend different metals together for dramatic and edgy accents. This gives them a sophisticated style.

Each aluminum cuff bracelet is distinctive and diverse. This also gives them a unique one-of-a-kind appeal. They are hand-crafted in a free-form manner. Every bracelet is hand-etched and hand-hammered. Finally, this gives them a graceful and lovely finish.

Hand-etched aluminum cuff bracelets created by jewelry artist, Dee Van Houten

Cuff Bracelet Materials

I use a variety of materials when I design my aluminum cuff bracelets. For instance, here is a list of components that are often used in my open-cuff bracelets:

  • Oxidized sterling silver
  • .925 fine sterling silver
  • Swarovski crystals
  • Repurposed findings
  • Raw crystals such as amethyst and quartz
  • Antique and sterling silver beads and charms
  • Sterling silver, antique pewter, Tibetan silver

Rumi  (image below) is an appealing handmade, hand-etched cuff bracelet. I used antique silver and sterling silver beads on the front of the bracelet. The 6″ long and 1.5″ wide metal cuff is hand-etched with hearts in a free-form design. I antiqued the metal and used color on some of the hearts. Furthermore, attached to the bracelet is a smaller, hand-etched heart with a purple embedded Swarovski crystal. The inside of the cuff is also hand-textured. This bracelet will fit a 7-8″ wrist circumference. One-of-a-kind design.

  • Hand-etched with hearts
  • Antique and sterling silver beads
  • Smaller hand-etched heart with Swarovski crystal
  • One-of-a-kind design
  • Fits 7-8″ wrists
Hand-etched aluminum cuff bracelets created by jewelry artist, Dee Van Houten

Aluminum Properties

  • Versatile, hypoallergenic, lightweight, durable, strong
  • Never tarnishes or rusts (contains no iron)
  • No copper in aluminum; will not turn your skin green
  • Nickel, lead free
  • Eco-friendly, non-toxic
  • Perfect metal for sensitive skin
  • Easy to clean; use dish soap, lightly buff with included buffing cloth

How To Correctly Put On and Remove Cuff

  • Turn wrist to side; slide cuff over the side of wrist
  • Do not squeeze from top as this will misshape bracelet 
  • Turn wrist over so that you are looking at the ends of the bracelet; gently press in on the ends to tighten
  • Some thicker metals won’t have any give and you may not be able to tighten
  • When it’s time to remove the bracelet just reverse the steps.

How To Care For Aluminum Cuff Bracelets

  • Keep bracelet dry, clean; store in humid-free place
  • Do not expose to water
  • Keep away from any chemicals

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