Saturday, March 01, 2008

Not for the lonely Cuff!

Really pleased how this turned out. I made a wide copper chainmaille cuff & decorated it with Swarovski TM crystals. Copper findings are a bit scarce, especially wide clasps, so I made my own closure from sheet copper. The cuff will lace up like a shoelace. I may try and look for a better colour ribbon for the tie - The brown looks fine but if I can get a copper coloured ribbon then that would be even better.
This cuff is not for the lonely - I think it will need a friend to help tie it up or failing that a third hand!
In the first photo I've lined up the crystals neatly but in reality when worn the crystals will bounce all over the place randomly.
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3 comments:

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

This cuff is absolutely gorgeous! Love the copper chainmaille and the lacing and crystals are a stunning touch. Nice Job!

Get Silvered said...

Thanks Cindy. I ended up putting hook clasps on it and it went into my sister's shop and fortunately sold.
I've another lace up one in the shop and that hasn't sold though. It looks great but is probably a bit impractical. I do love the lace up look though.

thetinylittlegirl said...

wow that looks amazing.
i have a lace up cuff in my etsy store, love the laced look!

i'm sure it looked just as amazing with hook clasps.
the crystals look great with the copper.