We might have already hit our funding goal but there's still time to pre-order your CABLE™ Bracelet at these special Kickstarter prices!
Simply select the relevant product you wish to purchase in the 'Rewards' panel on this page (directly to the right of this section, scroll down for lots of options) and pledge that amount to this project here on Kickstarter. It's very simple to follow and won't take long.
Funds aren't taken from your account until after the campaign ends on Tuesday 17th May. We'll be in touch with a special backer survey shortly after that to organise any sizing and also give you the chance to purchase any extra items you would like.
All the money raised on this campaign is going towards kitting out our workshop, ordering stock and increasing our production output. Every single ££ raised will be put to good use. Thank you for your support!
The Bailey of Sheffield CABLE™ bracelet is made to last more than a lifetime. Customisable with interchangeable beads, it brings a fresh look to personalising your style. Crafted from the highest quality marine grade stainless steel, it is hand finished in our workshop in Sheffield situated at Portland Works, the birthplace of stainless steel manufacturing.
We are fusing traditional jewellery techniques, the latest precision engineering, and a thoughtful and sincere approach to design. Offered in a range of colours and finishes, with a host of ergonomically aesthetic beads, the looks can be endless.
The world's toughest bracelet? We can confidently say that the CABLE™ bracelet is as tough as it is beautiful. We set out to make a bracelet that would be robust, durable and can be customised to your taste. The CABLE™ bracelet is unlike anything seen before.
Our launch product the stunning CABLE™ bracelet, is hand crafted from a 4mm marine grade 316 Stainless Steel cable, and is beautifully connected by a patent pending, precision engineered, unique five part clasp. Each part of the clasp is machined on a five axis sliding head CNC lathe in Sheffield and its unique laser etched serial number gives you full traceability.
Created with the head designers from the Product Design team at Sheffield Hallam University, and manufactured only for Bailey of Sheffield, our clasp is totally unique and has never been seen before in the jewellery industry.
Not all stainless steels are created equal: as well as being hypoallergenic, our stainless steel gives maximum corrosion resistance and durability.
With a meticulous approach to materials and coatings, we have handpicked a striking colour palette for you to choose from. With seven initial colours available, our military grade PVD coating is technically harder than the stainless steel itself.
1. Original Stainless Steel
2. Matte Gold
3. Polished Black
6. Matte Black
7. Rose Gold
* Our Petrol colour is totally unique to every single component we manufacture. Due to the nature of the PVD process for this colour we are proud to confirm that no two components will ever look the same.
We use the Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) process for our coloured CABLE™ bracelets. PVD is a complex process, accomplished under vacuum conditions which transfers microscopic particles of colour onto the stainless steel.
If we are successfully funded we will be offering additional PVD bracelet colours as add-on's in the backer survey once the campaign has finished.
From the outset, customisation was an essential design feature of the CABLE™. By choosing your own cables, clasps and beads, each CABLE™ bracelet is a visualisation of your identity. There are many different ways to customise the CABLE™ your way, with multiple colours and components that you can swap and change to suit your style.
The clasp and cable are each available in the original Stainless Steel or our PVD colours and finishes (see above Colour Options section).
If you're feeling adventurous the three main sections of the clasp can be customised independently from one another using our range of PVD colours and finishes. Ultimately you can create your own unique clasp, using a separate colour or finish for each of the sections.
Alternatively, if you prefer to keep it simple, your clasp can be all one colour or finish.
If we are successfully funded, we will be offering the clasp set with a beautiful round diamond as an add-on in the backer survey once the campaign has finished.
Each and every CABLE™ bracelet is accompanied by the Bailey of Sheffield Signature bead and two stoppers.
This bead is inspired by the form of an Octagon, an eight sided shape that has deep significance across the world in many different cultures. For us the Bailey of Sheffield Signature bead represents strength and regeneration.
Precision engineered in Sheffield from the finest marine grade stainless steel, and carefully hand finished in our workshop, our beads allow you to mix and match.
We have designed our debut range of beads which enable you to create your own style blueprint. For our Kickstarter backers we have released our first set of six beads for you to choose from to further customise your CABLE™ bracelet.
We are currently developing and prototyping some impressive and playful kinetic bead designs and wearable tech options. In addition, we will also be announcing a range of curated sets of bracelets with beads. These collaborations with established fashion and product designers, music artists and high profile jewellers will showcase the bracelet in all its brilliance.
If we are successfully funded we will be offering the following beads in additional PVD colours as add-on's in the backer survey once the campaign has finished.
All of the six beads we are releasing for Kickstarter are precision engineered in Sheffield from the finest marine grade stainless steel, and carefully hand finished in our workshop, our beads allow you to mix and match to suit your style.
The Filter is inspired by the air filtration systems used in automotive engineering, particularly motorsport. Each of the ten elegant facets are milled to an exact angle, which generates a stunning reflection of light when rotated on the cable.
The EQ is inspired by the configuration of the faders on a graphic equaliser. When this bead is rotated on the cable, the oscillating pattern milled into the surface takes its form from the curve of a sine wave.
The Jet is inspired by the turbofan engine, a type of air-breathing jet engine most commonly used in aircraft propulsion. Stunning in its simplicity, this bead has beautifully angled curves, which create a mesmerising spiral visual effect when rotated on the cable.
Taking its form from the Bauhaus architectural movement which bridges the gap between art, industry, design and functionality, this bead was particularly informed by the works of Piet Mondrian. The Piet is an exploratory piece of design: visually fascinating and exceptionally complex to machine.
Taken from ancient mythology, locally this is the name given to a breath-taking part of the Pennine Way, a walk that runs North to South in the UK near Sheffield. Jacob’s Ladder is an exploratory piece of minimalist design and, whilst geometrically simple, this bead is visually irresistible.
The hourglass denotes the present as being between the past and the future and is an enduring symbol of time itself. The Balance sympathetically reflects this form with its perfectly symmetrical and equally proportioned geometries, showcasing the cable in the present in the central aperture.
TRAINER / HOODIE BEADS
Another way to personalise your look. Please see the rewards section to purchase a bead or a set of two beads.
If we are successfully funded we will be offering additional PVD colours for all our beads as add-on's in the backer survey once the campaign has finished.
Each and every CABLE™ bracelet comes with two stoppers with the Signature bead. In addition to this, every Bailey of Sheffield bead is also supplied with one complimentary stopper.
The Stoppers allow you to wear your bracelet and beads in any way you feel is comfortable and to display your bead choices in your way. You may prefer the freestyle nature of your beads being able to move around the cable, but if you would like to keep the individual beads in particular positions on your CABLE™ bracelet, the stoppers allow you to keep the beads separate and if you wish, in a certain place. Essentially the stoppers allow you to curate your bracelet and wear it your way.
The Bailey of Sheffield stoppers are minimal in design but perfectly engineered, using two grub screws to lock onto the cable. The locking tool in the Care Kit can be used to control the movement and positioning of your beads on your CABLE™ bracelet.
Precision engineered in Sheffield from the finest marine grade stainless steel, and carefully hand finished in our workshop, our stoppers allow you to continue to mix and match to suit your style with additional beads.
If we are successfully funded we will be offering additional PVD colours for all our stoppers as add-on's in the backer survey once campaign has finished.
Bailey of Sheffield Unlocking Tool
Engineered from stainless steel, our designers have developed the Bailey of Sheffield Unlocking Tool to provide you with a straightforward way to turn the grub screws on the stoppers and to lock and unlock the clasp.
Inspired by the quick release coupling found in engineering, the CABLE™ bracelet clasp features include:-
- Unique patent pending five part precision engineered design.
- Quick release locking system.
- Bespoke internal mechanism.
- Unique identifying serial number.
- Four Newton compression spring and case hardened ball bearings for added security.
- Interlocking design allows ease of fastening.
- Mix and match colour customisation.
- Virtually indestructible.
- Laser engraved Bailey of Sheffield Maker’s Mark.
Each clasp is laser engraved at the point of manufacture with its own identifying serial number, which gives you full traceability. As one of our early supporters you will receive a CABLE™ bracelet with an exclusive Kickstarter serial number.
The KS series of serial numbers is exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.
Use your unique serial number to register your CABLE™ bracelet online, where you can activate your More Than Lifetime Guarantee and register for a range of Bailey of Sheffield membership benefits.
The CABLE™ bracelet features include:-
- Marine grade 316 stainless steel cable 7 x 19 cable construction for extra flexibility and comfort.
- Exceptional strength that can withstand the most challenging of active lifestyles.
- Hypoallergenic grade of stainless steel.
- Virtually indestructible construction.
- Mix and match colour customisation.
- Full Bailey of Sheffield Care Kit (see below).
- Complimentary Bailey of Sheffield Signature bead.
- Two stainless steel stoppers.
The toughest bracelet in the world?
Through rigorous destruction testing we have proven that the CABLE™ bracelet can survive temperatures higher than +1000 degrees centigrade and as low as -79 degrees centigrade.
At Bailey of Sheffield, we are proud and confident of each and every stunning CABLE™ bracelet, and we are certain of our quality and craftsmanship. We have created a bracelet that transcends a lifetime and as such, we offer a More Than Lifetime Guarantee with every bracelet.
Each clasp is laser engraved at the point of manufacture with its own identifying serial number. Even if you pass your bracelet on to a family member, or give it as a gift in the future, you can be confident we will always honour our commitment to care for this bracelet beyond your lifetime.
Use your unique serial number to register your CABLE™ bracelet online, where you can activate your More Than Lifetime Guarantee for a range of Bailey of Sheffield membership benefits.
In addition to the More Than Lifetime Guarantee, we are happy to refurbish and rejuvenate your bracelet for free once every 10 years.
- Your CABLE™ bracelet.
- Your Bailey of Sheffield Signature bead.
- Two stainless steel Stoppers.
- Unique stainless steel Unlocking Tool.
- Laptop protector.
- Luxury cleaning cloth.
- Pack of extra grub screws.
- Stainless steel certificate of ownership with your unique serial number.
- Jewellery care guide and returns information.
CNC Precision Engineering
Offering superb accuracy, due to their all in one turn, mill and drill capability, each part of our clasp is manufactured in Sheffield on a sliding head five axis CNC lathe. Our precision engineers work to extremely fine tolerances, meaning all of our components are accurate to a Micron (one thousandth of a millimetre).
Military Grade PVD CoatingThe Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) process is used by Bailey of Sheffield for the coloured CABLE™ bracelets.
The CABLE™ bracelet is hand crafted from the highest quality marine grade 316 stainless steel cable, 4mm in diameter with a 7x19 construction. Not all stainless steels are created equal. As well as being hypoallergenic, our stainless steel is also manufactured in a fully austenitic condition to give maximum corrosion resistance and durability.
The 7x19 construction of our cable means that the CABLE™ is very flexible, while still maintaining the integral strength. This means nineteen individual strands of marine grade 316 stainless steel wire are wound into seven separate smaller ropes, which are then in turn twisted into the final 4mm diameter cable. 7x19 is the choice for most major load applications including automotive winches and sports yacht rigging.
Stainless steels are easily recycled to produce more stainless steels and this process can be carried on indefinitely. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable, with no degradation. It is estimated that about 80% of stainless steels are recycled at the end of their life. Taking into account its recyclability, reuse, long life, low maintenance and product safety, the emissions from the production and use of stainless steels are minimal when compared to any other alternative material.
Our workshop is situated in Sheffield at Portland Works, the birthplace of stainless steel manufacturing. Commissioned in 1876 and completed by 1879 it is one of the last remaining working examples of a purpose built metal trades factory.
In 1914 Mosley's at Portland Works, Sheffield became the first place in the world to make stainless steel cutlery, in a collaboration between Harry Brearley and works manager Ernest Stuart. 'Rusnorstain' cutlery became famous and continued to be made at the works until the 1950's. Today, we share Portland Works with some of the metal trade businesses that still use original machinery and tools, such as Andy Cole Tools, Stuart Mitchell Knives, PML Plating and now Bailey of Sheffield.
Sheffield, our city, seven hills, industrial, innovative, a manufacturer and an originator. Forged from steel, we are the pioneers of stainless steel and the trail blazers for today's industry. Immersed in audio waves, we are the original bleep and the innovators of entire music scenes. Preserved on celluloid in glorious colour and programmed into cutting edge video games, we are the technological developers and ground breakers. The name of our city is known across the globe: engraved on cutlery, stamped on knife blades, cast into giant metalwork, pressed into vinyl, broadcast in award-winning moving images and laid out in genre defining typography. Sheffield: a name synonymous with pride, industry, irrefutably high standards and unquestionable principles. A benchmark for quality workmanship.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our CABLE™ bracelet - we really appreciate it.
What do we need your help for?
- To complete our final prototyping runs for the clasp.
- To buy some extra equipment for the workshop to assist with manufacturing.
- To allow us to scale up and bring manufacturing costs down to make the project viable.
If you like what you have seen, then PLEASE share this project with all your friends and family.
If you would like to buy a bracelet or bead, that would be amazing but in the meantime we would really appreciate your help now in sharing our project across social media.
We work with an incredible team of designers and creative minds. Bailey of Sheffield is a co-operative. We have access to an amazing pool of talent, which enables us to constantly innovate, break new ground and always stay fresh. We have young new designers straight from University working alongside well-established top industrial product designers from the city. We also have a collective of incredible forward-thinking minds from the music, film and online communities who are all contributing towards the Bailey of Sheffield creative vision.
Bailey of Sheffield is a collaboration of incredible forward-thinking minds. We have only been able to launch this Kickstarter campaign with the help we have received along the way from a variety of amazingly talented people. From the world of design, music and film, manufacturing and marketing, from both the Universities and the wider Sheffield community, they have all contributed towards the Bailey of Sheffield story so far.
Our bracelets come in the following sizes:-
- X-Small (18cm)
- Small (20cm)
- Medium (21cm)
- Large (22cm)
- X-Large (24cm)
- XX-Large (26cm)
When selecting the size of your bracelet please leave space for any beads you may choose to wear with your bracelet.
Our necklaces come in the following sizes:-
Please be advised that if funded we will be hand-making / finishing all the CABLE™ bracelets in our Sheffield workshop and will be despatching orders as soon as they are finished.
We offer shipping to most international destinations.
There are no import / export duties on goods shipped within the European Union.
Shipments sent outside the European Union may be subject to import duties, taxes, and admin charges which may be levied once a shipment reaches your country. For details of Customs charges please consult your own Customs authorities for the latest rates.
Additional charges for Customs clearance must be borne by you. We are unable to reimburse any costs incurred regardless of the circumstances.
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Risks and challenges
We have built an excellent team at Bailey of Sheffield, who have all worked on the CABLE™ bracelet from the very beginning. Over time we have carefully selected our final manufacturing partners and suppliers to ensure they will all meet our strict quality control checks and delivery deadlines. However, in the unlikely event that we experience component delays or any other unexpected issues we will be sure to keep you informed and work to quickly resolve the problem.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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