Friday, May 20, 2011

Cuff Love

I have a LONG list of crafty ideas and things I want to try and create, but do I ever have enough time??? No. :(
About 2 months ago I bought 12 two inch wide aluminum bracelet cuffs with the grand idea of making cuff bracelets for my Etsy shop. Well, hasn't happened yet ;). But, I saw a cuff bracelet swap on Craftster and joined knowing it would get me started!
Let me tell you I had so much fun making this bracelet!! Can't wait to make many many more, in fact I ordered 12 more cuff blanks.
Here is the cuff in action:

My swap partner likes butterflies and the colors blue and purple, so I am hoping she loves it.

I covered the aluminum cuff with fabric interfaced with heavy interfacing and fleece interfacing. So it is very comfortable on the wrist, and you can still bend the cuff to make it the perfect size.

The flower was made with batik fabric that I fused to itself and then cut with my Big Shot die cutter to make all the layers. It is hand sewn together with glass beads

My partner hasn't received it yet, so I am a little nervous. Creating these bracelets is very addictive, and I have 3 more in the works for my shop. Wish me luck! xo