If you live in the Ocean State, chances are you’ve had – or at least seen – a Turk’s Head Sailor’s Knot Bracelet. You know, the white knot bracelet that you can’t take off and it gets dirty, damp and eventually you have to take a pair of scissors to it. Not very pleasant, right? David Norton, founder of Lemon & Line, knows how you feel, and set out to do something about it.
Now five years old, Lemon & Line in Newport crafts nautically-inspired bracelets made with marine grade materials. Growing up on the water, David wanted to create something that you could take off if you wanted to, but would last in the salt water.
“I just decided I was too old to have it on my wrist and not be able to take it off, so we designed some [stainless steel] hardware,” David explains. “It’s a piece that’s designed to be worn, and it’s been put to the test.”
There are a few styles of bracelets to choose from, made with different types of line. The most popular, David says, is the Turk’s Head bracelet in oyster – an “updated take on [the] old.”
“We don’t do anything kitschy or charmy – [we’re] pretty low-key and timeless,” he says.
There are other styles aside from the stainless steel rope bracelets. The Limited Edition bracelets have gold clamps, while the Watch Hill Anchor Bangles come in either stainless steel or gold plated and are easy to stack.
With over 150 wholesale accounts in the country, Lemon & Line isn’t slowing down – and you can get a peek at the action at their flagship store where everything is made right there.
Lemon & Line
421 Thames Street, Newport