Nautical Flag Bracelet

by Amy Azzarito

Last summer, I went a little friendship bracelet crazy – staying up late at night to go through hundreds of pages on Etsy to find my favorites. This summer, I’ve become obsessed with these nautical flag bracelets from Christy Curcuru of Growing Jewelry. I spotted the bracelets a few weeks ago, when one of my favorite Austin ladies, Gabriella Ainslie, of Tendenza Consulting, was in town. A group of us had settled into lunch at EAT.  I’m one of those people who will (literally) chase after someone to ask them where they got a particular dress, bag or shoes so the fact that Gabriella was seated at the other of the table and having a conversation didn’t stop me from interrupting lunch to ask about her bracelets. Jewelry designer Christy Curcuru crafts her nautical flag inspired bracelets from perler beads, aluminum and hemp cord. (My favorite thing to do is ask people to look closely at the beads and see if they remind them of childhood. Do they look familiar to you?)

Perler beads are those same beads that you can hot iron so that they melt together and make a pot holder or ornament. I spent hours playing with these when I was a kid. You can buy the bracelets here. And Christy is always open to making them in custom colorways you can get in touch with her here or here.Amy



Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.