I am very happy I finished beading the cuff bracelet this morning. Now I will show you the final steps.
Now that I have finished all the top beading it is time to start trimming away the back ground material. It is important for this design to cut as close to the beads as I can without cutting any threads on the back. I always get nervous at this point because once I start cutting there is no going back if I don’t like it.I stop several time while cutting to wrap it around the brass form to make sure I like the shape it is taking.
All trimmed now and I like how it is fitting around the form.
next glue bracelet to cuff form and then glue a backing to cover metal and stitching to create a clean back of bracelet. I use little clips to secure it till the glue dries. When everything is dry I them trim the backing flush with the front. I am almost done. The only thing left to do is edge the whole piece with a nice edging stitch and some beads to hide the rough edge It is important to use very small stitches so they show very little.
and Tada you have a cuff bracelet! I hope you enjoyed reading this 3 part DIY on making a Bead embroidered cuff bracelet. Now it’s time for me to start figuring out what my next project will be.
Lately purple has been my go to color. Almost everything I make begins with color it seems to be my biggest inspiration.
While shopping I found this beautiful natural amethyst focal bead and I wasn’t sure what I would do with it, make something with it or just sit it on my work table and enjoy the pretty purple and white crystals. Well after playing with it for a couple of days I decided it needed to be a necklace. I started looking through my huge bead stash and found some awesome amethyst colored crystals,black onyx and pearls that I thought would flatter the focal bead.
Here is a close up of the focal..isn’t the color pretty? This is the finished necklace. It looks beautiful on and is a “Look at me “ necklace for sure.
I would love to keep it but I am going to list it in my on line shop. Http://GingerbellsGifts.Artfire.com and until it sells I will be able to look at it and admire the lovely amethyst stone.