Before 1987 the thin bracelet usually studded with diamonds was referred to as the eternity bracelet.
In the 1987 U.S. Open, tennis star Chris Evert was playing a vigorous match. In the middle of the game, she asked the officials to stop the game because her diamond bracelet had come unclasped and fallen on the court. … Since that time, the bracelet has been referred to as a "tennis bracelet."
These bracelets may not be studded with diamonds or gold but they are just as solidly made and as beautiful to wear.
These bracelets are meant to be worn in multiple sets. These bracelets are available on this website as well as in the Local Artisan Collective here in beautiful Ogden Utah.
I make these bracelets using a base of right angle weave galvanized gold or silver Japanese seed beads, they also come in alabaster white, dark cream, and crystal AB. I attach a gold tone or silver tone claw clasp in stainless steel and jump ring to either end of the bracelet.
I love how the right angle weave base makes little boxes that are perfect for a 3mm round, bicone or fire polished bead to sit in. To create a stronger bracelet I put a size 15 seed bead in-between each set of squares. This makes for a stronger base. On top of the base I stitch in a bead to be cradled in each square. I then stitched down each side on the finished bracelet, making sure that every bead is snug, straight and there are no mistakes. These bracelets are triple stitched and strong, soft and supple enough to embrace your arm in comfort.
Consider buying a handmade tennis bracelet for yourself and one more for a friend. And if you're in town be sure to drop by the Local Artisan Collective on kiesel Ave by the junction theater.