bric-a-brac-elet™ original, hand-made, one-of-a-kind, upcycled bracelets by Michel Keck


Bric-a-brac: is a miscellaneous collection of small articles commonly of ornamental or sentimental value : curios. 

Earlier this year I was shopping for some new bracelets.  I couldn't find anything I liked.  Most of the things I was seeing was mass produced, cheap jewelry with not so cheap prices.  The handmade bracelets I was finding were also just not quite right for me, so I sat down to make something I would be excited to wear!  

I combined my love for assemblage & collage art with my adoration for large, chunkly bracelets and viola.... my line of bric-a-brac-elets were born.  As I was making my first one I told the hubs, I am going to call these bric-a-brac-elets.  I laughed as I thought it was oh so clever.  He told me he never heard of the term 'bric-a-brac' before.  I couldn't believe he hadn't, but I explained what it meant and he admitted... "oh that's a great name".  I use vintage clothing, handbags and belts and old jewelry to make my bric-a-brac-elets. The process for me is very similar to my large mixed media wall assemblages, but with alot of hand-stitching involved. 

Each of my bric-a-brac-elets are handmade and truly one-of-a-kind.  No two will ever be alike.  The average bric-a-brac-elet takes me around 6 hours to complete start to finish.  

I hope you enjoy them every bit as much as I enjoy making them. 

Gypsy Woman hand-made, original, one of a kind, upcycled art bracelet by Michel Keck

Title: Sewing Wildflower Seeds

Bric-a-Brac-elets™ by Michel Keck 

Art Bracelets: Homemade, one-of-a-kind, upcycled bracelets by Michel Keck


Gypsy Woman (top)

Foxy, Foxy (bottom)


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