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street sign cuff bracelets

by Stephen Hartzler
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Sign of the Times

A midnight bicycle rider, Stephen Hartzler came up with the idea for his street sign cuffs while looking for a unique way to ride more safely. Seeing the eye-catching reflecting power of street signs, he set out carving, cleaning and polishing them into these bold cuffs. Now, with their unique shimmer and colorful shine, they'll catch the eye of onlookers any time of day. Available as red stop sign bracelets and green street sign bracelets. Styles will vary slightly, as each is one of a kind. Handmade in Texas.
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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
13932
Made from
recycled coffee bags
Measurements
6" L X .75" W
Notes
this product is made from real recycled street signs, and it will feature naturally acquired marks and distinctive imperfections
  • the maker

Stephen Hartzler

Stephen Hartzler graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Anthropology and another in Metals and Jewelry. He credits one of his Metals and Jewelry teachers, a Buddhist named Harlan Butt, with helping him find his direction and balance between metal, nature and skin.

A native Texan, Stephen prefers being outside and enjoys physical activities like bike riding, rock climbing, snowboarding and skateboarding.

He recognizes the strong cultural influences in most of his jewelry, and feels that jewelry can be a direct representation of someone's cultural surroundings. To him, his jewelry can be considered a future artifact.

Growing up he preferred to screen print his own shirts and altered other clothes as he saw fit. He has always had a DIY approach to things, and for the past few years, he has been focusing on recycled materials.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS
 
3.9

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to put on (25)
  • Holds shape (25)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • High quality (17)
  • Unique (6)

Cons

  • Lacks luster (4)
  • Difficult to put on (3)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (31)
  • Everyday (31)
  • Dates / night out (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (25), Practical (24), Modern (22), Classic style (10), Comfort-oriented (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14), No (6)

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5.0

street sign love

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from Oak Forest, IL

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Holds Shape

Cons

  • Difficult To Put On

Best Uses

  • Casual Wear
  • Everyday
  • Night Out

Comments about STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS:

I wear the bracelet almost everyday. at first, i bought the red bracelet. but then maybe after a year or so, the red film wore almost completely off. so it was time to re-buy and get the green. i was surprised when i took it out of the giftbox and i could read white letters on it. the old red one i owned was all a solid color like the picture online. this new green one has two circular letters that i can't quite make out. i almost would have preferred it all one color. but i guess it makes it more interesting. it always becomes a conversation starter among friends and people i meet. and i've noticed when it's seen on my arm in a photo, or captured by a flash, or flashlight. the bracelet reflects making these cool colors and grabbing peoples attention.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Very cool but not size adjustable

By 

from daytona beach, fl

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • High Quality
  • Holds Shape

Cons

  • Not size adjustable

Best Uses

  • Casual Wear
  • Everyday

Comments about STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS:

Beautiful bracelets, but unfortunately I had to return due to the size being too large.

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2.0

Great idea, but not wearable

By 

from Tempe, AZ

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • Too large

Best Uses

    Comments about STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS:

    The bracelet was much too large for average sized female wrists. It was not able to be bent because of possible damage to the bracelet. Excellent idea and creativity, however it was not wearable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Nice, but slightly worn

    By 

    from New Jersey

    About Me Comfort-Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Holds Shape

    Cons

    • Lacks Luster
    • Slightly worn

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS:

    This is a nice idea, but unfortunately the bracelet I received was slightly worn/scratched. It looks nice, but it also looks a little used.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great Item

    By 

    from Sebring, Fl

    About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Put On
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Everyday

    Comments about STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS:

    I love all the items I have ever purchased from your unique web site

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great gift item!

    By 

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Put On
    • High Quality
    • Holds Shape

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Everyday
      • Night Out

      Comments about STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS:

      I bought this bracelet for a friend's birthday and she loved it. Plus, she said it was very comfortable to wear compared to other cuffs.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Got as a gift, but now I want one too!

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS:

            Got as a thank-you gift for a friend that is an avid bicyclist, but the bracelet's so nice that I'd love one for myself as well. [...]

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Clever! Unique!

            By 

            from Libertyville, IL

            About Me Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Put On
            • High Quality
            • Holds Shape

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Everyday

              Comments about STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS:

              This was a gift to my daughter and she seemed to be really pleased with it. The simple design, with a slice of the reflective white lettering was eye-catching and conversation-starting.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              very cool

              By 

              from ny. ny

              About Me Comfort-Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Resists bending

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Everyday

                Comments about STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS:

                I bought this for my sister. She absolutely loves it. It's super reflective and each one is unique. Some may have some white from lettering.. hers has a small bit. Some people don't like that but hey, you're ordering street sign remains.. what do you expect? It is difficult to adjust, but again, it's a street sign. You will need someone strong to bend it, or a vise.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                1.0

                Waste of Money

                By 

                from Knoxville, TN

                About Me Modern

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Put On

                Cons

                • Lacks Luster
                • Poor Workmanship

                Best Uses

                  Comments about STREET SIGN CUFF BRACELETS:

                  This product was a huge disappointment. It is a piece of rough scrap metal unevenly bent into a bracelet shape. There are scratches in the green portion, rough and unpolished spots all over it, and a general appearance--even at a glance--of very poor quality. I would be embarrassed to give it as a gift.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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