Bronze French Cut Steel Buckle Bracelet with Cicadas
Okay. I'm a sucker, (SUCKER) for vintage, French steel cut buckles. Most of the time they are in silver so when I find them in bronze I get all melty and stuff. The bronze is so warm and rich. So, in case you don't know what I'm talking about, that center piece was a bronze shoe buckle. Before I cut off the back of the buckle it said "France" on the back, as in "Made in...". Fashionable women of the day wore these on their shoes to dress them up. So, yes, they came in pairs! (Lucky, lucky me!). Each little nailhead is riveted on and none are missing on this beauty. I love that they are slightly curved which hugs your wrist as you wear it and it won't spin around!
Flanking that amazing buckle are 2 components from a repurposed vintage souvenir bracelet from France. The cicada is a symbol of good luck in Provence! I used the clasp from the original bracelet on this piece. They are wire-wrapped to the buckle with gold filled stardust beads and bronzey faceted beads.
The chain makes this bracelet adjustable from approx. 5" to 7" and ends with a gorgeous brass and French cut steel vintage button! I can make this bracelet longer. Just tell me how long it needs to be when you checkout.