Monday, April 4, 2011

My First Cuff

I found another way to incorporate my passion of making french beaded flowers into my artwork! Here is my very first cuff! Three french beaded flowers in pastel pink & lavender with yellow centers are securely attached to a background of Nicole's (famous) BeadBacking. I wanted to achieve the effect of flowers nestled in grass & I think the BeadBacking worked quite well for it. I did a simple one bead edging so as not to take away from the flowers & backed it with some matching green ultrasuede material.

It was a gorgeous weekend & I am finally beginning to see some flowers pushing their way out of the ground! Could it be that Spring has finally arrived? I hope so along with so many others of you, I am sure!

21 comments:

Deb said...

beautiful cuff...you do such pretty work...glad spring is headed your way..

mentalmulch said...

The cuff is lovely! Yeah hope spring is on the way! Have a super day. :)

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

what a beautiful cuff! i love the dimension of the flowers on top of the bracelet. very pretty!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Gorgeous cuff! Glad you are seeing the flowers now.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i had to come back for a 2nd look. i never would have guessed it is a first cuff. very nicely done!

Melissa said...

That is stunning...it would be great for a formal event...bo

Bellesanbeaus said...

Great job on your first cuff!!!! I think we have all been converted by Miss Nicole's beadbacking!!! I can't even bead and I love it!!! lol Have an awesome week!

Lori said...

Wow Deb, That is amazing. The work is perfect! No one would ever guess its the first one you've made. Outstanding!

Beadwright said...

Very nice my dear friend. Excellent art as always.
Nicole/Beadwright

Magic Love Crow said...

Deb, this is beautiful! I am so proud of you! WOW!! How big does it fit?

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow! My moosie head is swelling from all these lovely comments! Thank you one and all so very much.

Stacy, it is an open cuff & can gently be made tighter by bending the edges. My small wrist measures 6" around--it is loose on me, although it doesn't spin around because of the suede backing. Hope I answered your short question with this long answer, LOL!

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks Debbie ;o) I appreciate your long answer! LOL! ;o)

Deborah said...

I love this cuff...stunning!

Debbie Shirley said...

Great idea! What a lovely cuff....perfect for spring!

Flowermouse Design said...

Debbie, what a lovely piece. Don´t know how you do it - maybe magical fingers??? I love it!!!

Lutka And Co. said...

How pretty! And so spring!

M. Estes Zywar said...

Your cuff is awesome!!

Dezinaworld said...

Ohh thats stunning. if thats your first, you are goiing to be inundated with requests for them, its gorgeous
Hugs June

cat said...

Your bead work is pretty amazing and I love the cuff!

Kristen said...

WOW that is a gorgeous cuff! We are starting to see the flower stems here too! I can't wait for my daffodils to pop!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The cuff is GORGEOUS! You did a wonderful job! :) Theresa