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Muinín - Trust Ogham Cuff Bracelet
Muinín - Trust
Sterling Silver
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Suaimhneas - Serenity Hammered Ogham Bracelet
Suaimhneas - Serenity
Copper

Ogham Bracelets

If pendants aren't your style but you would still like an Ogham piece why not a cuff bracelet. These cuff bracelet designs are suitable for men or women. There are a wide variety of words to choose from to suit your individual style or you can request a custom Ogham word.


Each Ogham Cuff Bracelet is carefully hand crafted from your choice of 18 gauge or 16 gauge sheet metal. The metal is first hand hammered for a beautiful texture then hand cut into a strip 1/2" or 3/4" wide by 6" or 7" long. The width and length that best suits the wearer can be chosen below. The edges are filed and sanded by hand for comfort then an Ogham word is stamped into the metal also by hand. After polishing, the sterling silver and copper bracelets are antiqued to increase the contrast between the lettering and metal. The metal strip is then formed into a cuff bracelet using a mallet and bracelet form.

Metal Choices:  

Sterling Silver, Red Brass, or Copper
Individual pricing for metal choices is in the drop down menu below.*

Outside Finish:   Hammered Texture
Width:   Your choice of 0.5" or 0.75"
Length:  

Your choice of:
6" + 1" gap at bottom of bracelet or
7" + 1" gap at bottom of bracelet

Thickness:   Your choice of 18 ga (0.04") or
16 ga (0.51")

Choose the metal type you would like from the drop down menu below under the length, width, and thickness you want. Then type in the stock word (listed below) that you would like on your bracelet in the box. Custom words and names are priced differently, please contact us with your request for a quote and personalized invoice. Typing in a word not on the list above will delay your order.

 
Stock Ogham Words for Bracelets:
Balance, Be, Beauty (Áilleacht or Maise), Believe, Best Friend, Bliss, Brother, Courage, Create (Cruthaich or Cruthaigh), Dream, Elder (Droman or Sinsear), Eternal Love, Faith, Family, Father, Fox, Freedom, Friend, Friendship, Good Fortune, Grace, Happiness, Holy, Hope, Imagine, Inspire, Joy, Love (Gaol or Grá), Moon, Mother, My Love, My Soul Friend (Anam Cara or Anamchara), Peace, Permanent, Protection, Sacred, Serenity, Shield, Sister (Deirfiúr, Piuthar, or Siúr), Soul Friend (Anam Cara or Anamchara), Soul, Spirit, Strength, Trust, Truth, Twin, Unfailing Love, Wisdom, Wish
 
6" long Cuff Bracelets
1/2" Wide - 18ga (0.04") 3/4" Wide - 18ga (0.04")
Choose Metal Type
Ogham Stock Word
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Ogham Stock Word
1/2" Wide - 16ga (0.051") 3/4" Wide - 16ga (0.051")
Choose Metal Type
Ogham Stock Word
Choose Metal Type
Ogham Stock Word
 
7" long Cuff Bracelets
1/2" Wide 3/4" Wide
Choose Metal Type
Ogham Stock Word
Choose Metal Type
Ogham Stock Word
1/2" Wide - 16ga (0.051") 3/4" Wide - 16ga (0.051")
Choose Metal Type
Ogham Stock Word
Choose Metal Type
Ogham Stock Word

*Pricing may change without notice baised on the metals market price.

Metal Details
Sterling Silver: .925 silver
Red Brass: 85% copper, 15% zinc
Copper: 99.9% copper

The Ogham Alphabet:
Sometimes referred to as the "Celtic Tree Alphabet", Ogham was used between the 4th and 7th centuries AD in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England. The initial alphabet consisted of 20 characters with a few more complex characters being added later. The letters were formed by combinations of short lines on and at either side of a middle line called a "flesc". With a vertical flesc words are read from bottom to top.
Although surviving traces of Ogham were inscribed on stone it was probably more commonly inscribed on sticks, stakes, and trees to mark boundaries. There is also evidence from early Irish sagas and legends that indicates Ogham was used for short inscriptions on wood or metal used to relay messages (some cryptic in nature or for magical purposes) or to denote ownership of the object. There is also evidence that suggests that Ogham may have been used to keep genealogy records, numerical tallies of property, and business transactions.
Of the 400-500 remaining inscriptions a handful have been found featuring Ogham along with the Latin alphabet, most of the inscriptions are in an archaic form of Gaelic and Pictish.


Each Meidh (balance) pendant is individually hand cut, please allow for variation in individual pieces.

After being cut and polished the base metal pendants are coated in bees wax to protect their finish. As they age they will gain a natural patina that is individual to the piece and how it is worn.

Cleaning: Pendants can be cleaned with a soft polishing cloth. If needed the cotton cord can be removed and the pendants washed with a mild non-abrasive soap and water.

Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery depending upon availability of this design.

 

Anamchara - Soul Friend Ogham Bracelet enlarged
Anamchara - Soul Friend
Sterling Silver
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Anam Cara - Soul Friend Ogham Bracelet size
Anam Cara - Soul Friend - 6" long 1/2" wide
Copper
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Last updated 8/20/12