This bracelet is made with pumpkin lovers in mind. Colorful dyed and carved beads of Magnesite (Howlite) are highlighted with handcrafted Copper beads caps and alternated with vintage Copper pumpkin beads. More pumpkins hang at the toggle along with a love charm.
Magnesite or Howlite is a Magnesium Carbonate mineral. It is usually white is color, with a gray, black or brown matrix. Magnesite is porous, can be easily cut or carved, and can be dyed to almost any color. Magnesite dyed blue is often mislabeled (knowingly or unknowingly) as Turquoise.
Copper has been long known for its therapeutic value in the relief of arthritis and joint pains. Many believe that wearing Copper jewelry provides soothing and healing for such pain. Copper is associated with the Zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra and with the planet Venus.
Length: 7.5 inches. Guide to sizing Bracelets: Using a measuring tape, measure snugly (not too tight) around the wrist just below the wrist bone. For adults add 3/4th to 1 inch to above measurement to determine the bracelet length. This is the length given above.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand professional quality beading wire with Copper crimps, and crimp covers.
Bead size: 11 x 14 mm Copper pumpkins; 12 x 13 carved Magnesite beads.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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