Cuffs Worthy of Wonder Woman

When I think of Wonder Woman, I think of that iconic image of her crossing her wrists and deflecting bullets with her cuffs. While the gorgeous enameled leather cuffs we're bringing you today from Austin-based jeweler Leigh Navarro aren't strong enough to withstand gunfire, they exude beauty, magic and power -- classic superhero qualities. Leigh's story is a great one. Her mother was an enamelist, and so she grew up traveling around to fairs and exhibitions, learning the craft. To create her enameled discs, Leigh starts with a piece of copper, gently curved to match the natural curve of a wrist, then fires it with powdered glass to create a free-form design. No two are the same. She then attaches the enameled disc to a soft leather band. The craftsmanship is extraordinary. The skiving and edges are perfectly finished, the snaps expertly attached. The end result is a one-of-a-kind statement piece (a special thanks to florist Anne Sadow, who first told us about Leighelena). It's a little southwestern, a whole lot modern, and yes, even part Wonder Woman. This is the perfect gift for any wonderful woman in your life!

Leighelena

Leather & Enamel Cuff Bracelets

Cuffs Worthy of Wonder Woman

When I think of Wonder Woman, I think of that iconic image of her crossing her wrists and deflecting bullets with her cuffs. While the gorgeous enameled leather cuffs we're bringing you today from Austin-based jeweler Leigh Navarro aren't strong enough to withstand gunfire, they exude beauty, magic and power -- classic superhero qualities. Leigh's story is a great one. Her mother was an enamelist, and so she grew up traveling around to fairs and exhibitions, learning the craft. To create her enameled discs, Leigh starts with a piece of copper, gently curved to match the natural curve of a wrist, then fires it with powdered glass to create a free-form design. No two are the same. She then attaches the enameled disc to a soft leather band. The craftsmanship is extraordinary. The skiving and edges are perfectly finished, the snaps expertly attached. The end result is a one-of-a-kind statement piece (a special thanks to florist Anne Sadow, who first told us about Leighelena). It's a little southwestern, a whole lot modern, and yes, even part Wonder Woman. This is the perfect gift for any wonderful woman in your life!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Leigh
    Leigh

    Hi everyone! I am excited to be the featured Grommet today! I am showing my most favorite item that I craft, a Leighelena enamel and leather cuff bracelet. Since my mom, Susan, and I have been enameling almost 60 years between us, we always want to find interesting vehicles for different types of enamel. Specifically, I wanted to create a great way to make a bracelet with an attractive piece of enamel since my first love is jewelry. I have developed this look over the last 4 years, and believe me it has changed drastically! I take a lot of time and thoughtfulness in choosing the best and most exciting Italian leathers that I can find to create each look. The end result is a tough but feminine, totally handcrafted piece of jewelry that will stand the test of time, both mechanically and fashionably. Each of these pieces is fully designed and crafted by me, I hope you love them as much as I do! I will be available all day today to answer any questions you might have too. Thanks for looking!

  • Kate
    Kate
    12/8/2010 2:43 PM

    Truly lovely, very appealing. Feminine, yet bold. Nice.

  • Charity Ybarra
    Charity Ybarra
    12/8/2010 3:14 PM

    I own one of these bracelets, and trust me you will fall in love oh so quickly! Such a great product and brand overall, and even better they are out of the great Austin, TX!

  • Sue
    Sue
    12/8/2010 4:11 PM

    I just ordered mine!

  • Bernadette
    Bernadette
    12/8/2010 6:40 PM

    I have a wider wrist (7 1/2). Does she make the cuff larger ?

    Thanks

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    12/8/2010 8:41 PM

    Hi Bernadette - we might be able to have one custom made for you. If you're interested in that, feel free to contact me. [email protected]

  •  Kirsten
    Kirsten
    9/20/2012 3:09 PM

    Your bracelets are uniquely amazing!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Leighelena

Leather & Enamel Cuff Bracelets

Cuffs Worthy of Wonder Woman

When I think of Wonder Woman, I think of that iconic image of her crossing her wrists and deflecting bullets with her cuffs. While the gorgeous enameled leather cuffs we're bringing you today from Austin-based jeweler Leigh Navarro aren't strong enough to withstand gunfire, they exude beauty, magic and power -- classic superhero qualities.

Leigh's story is a great one. Her mother was an enamelist, and so she grew up traveling around to fairs and exhibitions, learning the craft. To create her enameled discs, Leigh starts with a piece of copper, gently curved to match the natural curve of a wrist, then fires it with powdered glass to create a free-form design. No two are the same.

She then attaches the enameled disc to a soft leather band. The craftsmanship is extraordinary. The skiving and edges are perfectly finished, the snaps expertly attached. The end result is a one-of-a-kind statement piece (a special thanks to florist Anne Sadow, who first told us about Leighelena). It's a little southwestern, a whole lot modern, and yes, even part Wonder Woman. This is the perfect gift for any wonderful woman in your life!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Leigh
    Leigh

    Hi everyone! I am excited to be the featured Grommet today! I am showing my most favorite item that I craft, a Leighelena enamel and leather cuff bracelet. Since my mom, Susan, and I have been enameling almost 60 years between us, we always want to find interesting vehicles for different types of enamel. Specifically, I wanted to create a great way to make a bracelet with an attractive piece of enamel since my first love is jewelry. I have developed this look over the last 4 years, and believe me it has changed drastically! I take a lot of time and thoughtfulness in choosing the best and most exciting Italian leathers that I can find to create each look. The end result is a tough but feminine, totally handcrafted piece of jewelry that will stand the test of time, both mechanically and fashionably. Each of these pieces is fully designed and crafted by me, I hope you love them as much as I do! I will be available all day today to answer any questions you might have too. Thanks for looking!

  • Kate
    Kate
    12/8/2010 2:43 PM

    Truly lovely, very appealing. Feminine, yet bold. Nice.

  • Charity Ybarra
    Charity Ybarra
    12/8/2010 3:14 PM

    I own one of these bracelets, and trust me you will fall in love oh so quickly! Such a great product and brand overall, and even better they are out of the great Austin, TX!

  • Sue
    Sue
    12/8/2010 4:11 PM

    I just ordered mine!

  • Bernadette
    Bernadette
    12/8/2010 6:40 PM

    I have a wider wrist (7 1/2). Does she make the cuff larger ?

    Thanks

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    12/8/2010 8:41 PM

    Hi Bernadette - we might be able to have one custom made for you. If you're interested in that, feel free to contact me. [email protected]

  •  Kirsten
    Kirsten
    9/20/2012 3:09 PM

    Your bracelets are uniquely amazing!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.