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The Katana Bracelet Looks Sharp with Its Elaborately Pleated Material

 - Apr 17, 2013
In terms of the quantity of material that was necessary to make it, this contemporary cuff is a great deal more elaborate than most. The Katana Bracelet began as a single and very lengthy strip of metal that was then pleated repeatedly to form some rather modern frills. Sixteen rounded folds were made across the middle of the iron ribbon, leaving a couple of inches on both ends relatively flat.

These flanking sections were curved gently to form a closed but adjustable loop. This enables wearers with different wrist sizes to insert their hands and tighten the band so that it fits snugly around their arms. Designer Marco Spataro developed the Katana Bracelet with some influence from Japanese culture and the iconic single-edged sword. The result was this sharp-looking piece of jewelry.