• Yo, la peor de todas. Sor Juana Quote {Cuff Bracelet}

    Mano y Metal

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"Yo, La Peor De Todas." 
My favorite quote in the whole wide world
and my fav. Mexican feminist of the 1600s: Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz 
cuff bracelet // handmade with ♥// hand stamped // adjustable // original design // one-of-a-kind //
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Here is the lowdown: 
it was in the 1600s that Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was living in an era in which women did not attend school work, read, write, dream or soar beyond being a wife and mother. 
Sor Juana wanted more that that, she wanted to go to school, so she dressed as a boy and attended classes until she was discovered and kicked out... her father was arranging a marriage for her when Sor Juana became a nun, confined to the convent she was able to flee the obligation of marriage and instead devote herself to God and finally able to collect all the books she wanted, read, write, paint and explore her potential. 
Yet, she was met with great resistence and was forced to stop writing, reading and studying... 
she was labeled as a rebellious woman simply for wanting to avoid stereotypes and so she labeled herself: "Yo, la Peor de todas." and I take that as not a form of resignation but rather a token of her humor as she was so "rebellious and terrible" simply for wanting to avoid the boxes women were placed in to conform. 
And so, I share one of my favorite phrases with you, of which a Sor Juana said of herself as she avoided being a mother and wife and instead became a scholar, playwright, poet....and is considered to be the pioneer of feminism in Mexican history.♥ 
**(this was all my personal summary of Sor Juana and the meaning of the phrase... feel free to research and reference other sources for accuracy and learn more about her-- she is really fascinating. xo)
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▲ It is an original Mano y Metal design.
▲ One of a Kind item (even if I duplicate it- it will never be identical).
▲The bracelet measures: 1inch (width) x 6inches (length)
▲It is adjustable so can fit *most* wrist sizes (within the 6inch in length limitation)
▲ Please view photo of bracelet being worn for size approximation.
▲ bracelet is handmade from 100% pure Aluminum.
▲I hand-stamped the phrase in a continuous line to wrap around the cuff bracelet to make it a piece of wearable art so that no matter at which angle you look at it-- you get a glimpse at the phrase.

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The bracelet begins as a blank sheet of metal that I hand-stamp the words on it, letter-by-letter. I then I file it, tumble it, oxidize the letters to make them contrast against the color of the aluminum, file it some more, oxidize it again, polish it and then I apply a clear sealant to the inside of the bracelet as it will be close to your skin and finally I curve it by hand & hammer to create a lovely and unique cuff bracelet! The nature of hand stamping will produce this piece with some letters aligned differently...these are not flaws, these are the details that make each item I create one-of-a-kind, like you.

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  • Current Turn-around time: Handmade takes time! Please allow 7 *business (*weekends & holidays do not apply) days for the handmade production of the ring to be crafted for you before it ships.
  • Custom? Yes! I customize products, you can order a custom medium cuff bracelet: here 
  • Check out the complete Custom Options Collection: here. 
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  • I do NOT stamp on the back/inside/reverse of any items.
  • It is recommended to avoid exposing the bracelet to water to preserve the black ink the letters are oxidized with. Gracias!
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