My Beaded Ruffle Cuff is finished!

This is the piece I designed and started  while vacationing in Maui.  I’ve used colorful seed beads from my newly purchased stash and I’ve added bronze metal clay flower disks that I made before leaving for vacation. They are accented with 3mm Swarovski bicone crystals.  The button closure is a 12mm Swarovski crystal rivoli captured with seed beads and Delicas.    I’m very pleased with the drape of this cuff’s beaded fabric!  The ruffle is subtle and flares just enough to add interest.  Now that this proto-type cuff is finished for my next beading kit, the real work will begin.  I’ll be making a second cuff in a different color scheme and documenting its creation with step-by-step directions and photos…a time-consuming process, but very much worth the wait!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on March 5, 2011.

4 Responses to “My Beaded Ruffle Cuff is finished!”

  1. That is just beautiful. Before I read the post I wondered what
    the small disc beads were. Love them. I can see wearing that
    bracelet with casual and dressy things.

  2. Thanks Billie! I’m exicted about this design and have already started writing directions and taking photos for the kit. I’m working this cuff in exotic colors – mango, hot pink, saffron, amethyst, and ruby. I can’t wait to wear it!

  3. Barbara, how beautiful. Wonderful colors. Any chance of it coming to BRIO?

    • Sorry Marsha, but I’d venture to say chances are slim. Hand stitched bead work is incredibly time consuming to make and it is also relatively fragile from the standpoint that it can not be treated like jewelry made of metal which can stand up to constant wear and/or consumer abuse. At any rate, I would not want to have to do repair work on a stitched piece. I get a headache just thinking about it!

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