October 9, 2009

The Cape Cod Bracelet

Today is such a gloomy, dreary day in Chicago that I was not feeling much wedding inspiration.  That is, until I happened to glance down at my wrist and noticed my Cape Cod bracelet.  I suddenly realized that I cannot have a blog about weddings on Cape Cod without including a post about this part of the area's culture!

If you are not familiar with Cape Cod, it is highly unlikely that you would recognize the fact that nearly all women there wear the same bracelet.  The Cape Cod Screwball bracelet was first designed by Eden Hand Arts in Dennis, Massachusetts.  Legend has it that the creator failed to get a patent on this great piece of jewelry, and now the Cape Cod bracelet has become so popular that there are tons of knockoffs at local jewelry stores.  The style of the Cape Cod bracelet has also been transformed into lots of other accessories, including rings, necklaces, earrings, and anklets.  The original bracelet was two-toned, with sterling silver and a 14k gold ball in the center.  They are now also available in all sterling or all gold.  I highly recommend that anyone having a New England (or beyond!) wedding incoporate these lovely accessories.  They are so timeless and classic that they would make great wedding gifts for bridesmaids and mothers.  Even more important is the fact that these are custom sized, so get them for the flower girls as well!

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