There is nothing that conjures up the image of old world charm like a Nantucket Lightship Basket. Renowned Nantucket basket weaver Peter Finch has created the most elegant accessory for women and well as well-- the ORIGINAL Nantucket Lightship Basket Bracelet--also known as the BrACKlet ™ and, here in its narrower form, the BrACKletta,
A generation of Nantucketers know Mr. Finch from his intensive 3-day Nantucket Lightship Basket weaving seminars. Now the BrACKlet ™ and the BrACKletta are offered exclusively by his studio to islanders and mainlanders alike. This incredible piece of heirloom-quality jewelry is woven in the traditional “light weave” manner that has been handed down by local Nantucket tradesmen from the days when Lightships warned sailors not to stray too close to the rocky shoals off Nantucket.
Each BrACKlet ™ and BrACKletta is woven slowly and precisely with imported rattan and capped with legally reclaimed genuine ivory, handcarved to fit your exact size. Local Nantucket scrimshanders painstakingly engrave and dye each end cap with your own customized text to celebrate your connection to the island. Each BrACKlet ™ and BrACKletta is then uniquely stamped with the artist’s mark of Peter Finch so you can be guaranteed that your bracelet is authentic and made with the highest of quality standards.
Measure your wrist dimension with a cloth tape measure held loosely around your wrist - not too tightly. This is your BrACKlet size.
Sizes: Mini-petite fits 5' wrist; Petite fits 5 1/2" wrist; Small fits 6" wrist; Medium fits 6 1/2" wrist; Large fits 7" wrist.
Standard scrimshaw for the ivory endcaps is the word NANTUCKET and the current YEAR in bold black lettering. The BrACKlet is 1" wide.
To customize your BrACKlet endcaps, please see photos to get ideas: While placing your order, in the check-out process you will find an area to specify your custom desires.
Of course please feel free to call or email Peter with your ideas for customization of what you would like on each endcap, or if you'd like some guidance.
9 CAPITAL letters are generally the maximum for customization without looking too crowded.
Due to the custom nature of each individual BrACKlet, delivery can take a minimum of 2-3 weeks.