Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Crazy Cuff Twelve - The Fleur-de-lis!

 I set of goal of making one dozen cuffs this summer.  I wanted to experiment with lots of fibers, fabrics and beads already in my stash.  It has been a wonderful challenge.
 Cuff twelve began with a French theme.  
The fleur-de-lis brooch has been waiting to be re-purposed.
The black ribbon is very old, very expensive and from Paris in April.  
The pink embroidery I found in an Irish shop in Niagara-on-the-lake.

 I originally saw these embroidery bracelets this spring in Paris.  These were from Italy and I regretted not picking them up until I found them here too.
 These are the two ribbons I brought in the antique market.  The second one will be in my next project.
 My lap studio was full of green and pink beads and embellishments.
 The finished cuff is just covered!
 I enjoyed this cuff project but will admit I have spend about 12 hours on this one.  By the end of the project my fleur-de-lis was barely visible.  
 Still learning as I go.  
My 12 cuffs are all collected into this one box now.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Carmi!!!!!! WOW!!!!

  2. Lovely! Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Congratulations on completing all 12, Carmi. You finished with a bang. It's gorgeous!

  4. I love antique ribbon and lace but I don't ever seem to use it. A cuff might be in my future! I've enjoyed your blog posts about the cuffs and they are so original and colorful.