Rowan Cuff of Birch Bark and Lambskin Leather with Swarovski Crystal tipped leather tassels or chain closure. This delicate Rowen piece is made of authentic, molded Birch Bark that was salvaged in the woods of the North East. The Bark is incorporated with lambskin to wrap around your wrist like a second skin. It's supple, silky and delicate finish marks the highest-quality leather skin available in the marketplace. The hand-cut leather tassels are tipped with shimmering Swarovski crystals. Or a harder mix choosing the tough chain as the closure; offered in white metal, gun metal or golden tone. The mix of hard and soft make for an exotic look and feel. The name Rowen is rooted in meaning, "of the tree". Each BINC Rowen cuff is a couture piece made to order and simple to do:
1>Choose your favorite color leather. See the supple swatch list of lamb skins available in photos.
2>Send the measurement aound your wrist and then choose the width of your cuff either 1/2", 1", 1.5" to 2". If you are uncertain and don’t have a tape measure, simply use a piece of paper cut to size, wrap around your wrist to give you an idea or both the width and the measurement around. Then measure the piece of paper.
3>Choose your Birch. The Birch Bark is natural so it will vary in size and shape in places. Although the width is fairly fixed on most designs, the length of the wrap will vary greatly from piece to piece. When I cut and shape a piece for a design I go with the flow of the natural barks nooks and knots. Each piece is beautiful and individual to itself. No two cuffs will ever be repeated.
Every design is accompanied by a list. The list encompasses history, as well as scientific details, and the meta-physical healing qualities inherent to the metals, gems & beads on your piece. All accessory and jewelry items are shipped securely inside BINC bodyBAUBLES signature, keepsake storage satchel. The petite bag is made of inimitable, repurposed materials. The packaging doubles as thoughtful and unique gift-wrapping!
I was inspired to design this piece from growing up in nature, riding horses and hiking through the woods while taking in all of the beautiful things around me. I was transfixed with bark, especially birch! It was exciting to see the tree shed it's bark, like a snake it's skin. I'd salvage and collect the most lovely pieces that had freshly fallen to the ground, dry them and store them away for a new calling. Memories evoked from leather horse saddles and bridles. I get it back every time I work with (or wear) a fine piece of leather.
Over the past 18 years I've sourced my leather skins through the same supplier, they supply some of the most influential fashion designers.
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Thank you to the astonishing supermodel Ève Salvail, photographer Sergio Tuvé (.com) and Steppin Out Magazine; Eve wearing the BINC fuchsia lambskin birch cuff. Thank you to William Clark Photography for the b/w image of the BINC Birch Cuff on the mesmerizing model. Thanks to Alberto Machuca for makeup artistry that compares to none.
. . . thank you for letting me share myself with you!
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Care: Please wear thoughtfully, the Birch Cuff is a gentle, couture design made of natural bark with delicate edges that can be chipped or broken off. Once the Bark is reinforced, cured with the glue and the leather for two days they are bonded. They are malleable and strong. However it may not be the best accessory worn for a night of pillow fighting, drunken mud wrestling or long cable-knit sweaters. Please read over all BINC polices before ordering.