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.
I have always found that the best way out of a creative slump is to teach myself something new.
As of late I have been dealing with some health issues and that has put a strain on my energy and creativity. I don’t have much control over the health stuff it is in my Dr’s hands but I do have control over my creative mind. I have decided to pull up my big girl panties and take control of what I can and get on with it……..
My friend Moe can tell you I am not much of a wire worker. For some reason I find it a little intimidating so I force myself to incorporate wire wrapping into some of my projects. My skills are very basic but every time I master a new wire skill I feel happy and it sparks my creativity.
Yesterday I was determined to make a basic wire wrapped ring; and guess what it wasn’t as hard as it looked….
Here is my first one………..
not bad for a first try and it is surprisingly comfortable and fits perfectly. So I tried another……
There it is on my hobbit hand; the wrap is much neater and it fits great too. Now that I have the basics down it is tine to start adding some creative flair to the basics.
I do a 10 day craft show every fall and I think it would be great fun for the people to pick their own bead and watch while I make their ring for them on the spot. I have until October to perfect my skill set for it and come up with some pretty designs. I have ordered some more wire and will get to practicing when it arrives.
I felt much better after playing around with the wire and felt a little of my spark come back……….yeeehaaaa!