Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fabric Covered Metal Cuff

It was total bliss to create this cuff for a swap with my Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group.  My partner Tabitha loves the pink, aqua, cream look, so I got it all in there for her.  I love the curled up millenery flower in the middle with the pink pearl center I added.

I was so happy to use the white and cream vintage lace, and I was holding out on using my blue lace (which is truly pettable, it's so delicate and soft).  This was just the right project and color scheme to break it on out!  Hee hee.

This is the inside of the cuff, an aqua satin.
I was vacationing in Colorado Springs, so I brought a giant box of goodies and tools and I handsewed everything in my hotel room there while my girls were napping.  :)  The best part about the project was that after worrying and expecting it to be fairly difficult, I was happily surprised with the completed cuff.

Tabitha in turn made me the most beautiful cuff.  I have really been enjoying all neutrals in crafting.  The pieces I make using the monochromatic whites, creams, beiges usually turn out to be my favorites.  And in the fashion/jewelry world, I have been raving about white, so how perfect is this cuff for me?
The roses on my cuff are divine!  She had it all wrapped with love in the wonderful hankerchief.  I love the sweet pink birdie clip and the white flowers she sent, too.

The inside looks so gauzy and cool. 

The center piece is amazing.  I love that crackly grey look of the rhinestone.  And that scalloped surround.  Swoon!

How about the cool wire, pearl and rhinestone detailing she added to the sides?  Over lace.  I am in love with my new cuff!  Thank you Tabitha!


Anonymous said...

Oh WoW These are soo `beautiful` I love the different embellishments and how versatile they are TFI:) x

Creative Wings said...

omg can i say i luv my cuff also.... u are such a doll holly....would swap with you anytime

Createology said...

Both cuffs are beautiful. How wonderful to swap and receive one that you love. Happy wearing...

Wanda said...

Hi Holly, Great job on the cuffs, so pretty. I was wondering if you could contact me as to our journal swap. TTFN Wanda

eclectic archivist said...

Holly these are stunning...What a great swap!

Terri said...

Wow Holly, I adore the cuff you made! Such pink and blue goodness!
The cuff you received is gorgeous as well. All white is a real dream!