I just got back from a trip to Ten Thousand Villages, and I'm happy to report - success! And here it is:
So now you're thinking - what does this slightly strange looking zebra print bracelet have to do with success? Well - it's big. By which I mean it's big around. Because, my bangles are the standard size that one can get most anywhere in America. I know, because I've compared them. But - a lot of women can't wear that standard size. It's a little on the snug side. So I've been trying to figure out where to find a slightly larger bangle so I could make a mold out of it. [And if you're wondering how that works - look here, my treatise on figuring out how to make molds.]
And finally I had one of those eureka! moments. Ten Thousand Villages is all hand made from artisans in little villages. So I figured they wouldn't be making things the standard size - they probably wouldn't even know anything about the standard size. And I was right! All sorts of things to choose from. And this zebra bangle fit the bill.
So - look out world, I'm breaking out the silicone. And shortly thereafter, the bangles are coming in two sizes. World domination of botanical resin bangles must be just around the corner.