Bracelet: Winter Garden Beaded Cuff
Delicate but luxurious beaded cuff, suggestive of a piece of bridal lace, hugs the wrist like a flower corsage. Woven by hand in neutral, cool winter tones, and suggests a lovely frosted garden of flowers. Shipping is free to U.S. domestic address: for other shipping needs read below.
This elegant beaded cuff is a tribute to all the snippets of vintage lace I’ve fallen in love with over the years! (and collected) It is feather soft and light, yet has a richly embroidered texture that hugs the wrist and feels luxurious to the wearer. The stitching style I used here is considered freeform, with my main consideration keeping the lines of design fluid and sinuous, yet the end result imparts a sense of timeless serenity.
The color palette chosen is evocative of a dreamy winter’s day, all misty fog and the sparkle of ice; with dreams of a flower garden that would be blooming in just those colors. This makes it a lovely choice for a bridal cuff, of course, if you love these cool neutrals, too! Materials used are beautiful gray agates, creamy white bamboo coral beads, vintage German mercury glass rondelles, Swarovski crystals, and Japanese glass seed beads.
The closure (you can see close up in one of the pictures) is a discreet metal toggle that fits into a stitched loop from the inside. This makes it look—as much as possible—seamless from the outside, as one of the beaded flowers drapes over and hides the clasp.
The size is somewhat adjustable. It can be made larger, but not smaller. This is another reason I created the closure the way I did—an additional silver jump ring can be added if needed. The current size, as shown on the model’s wrist, is small to medium. (6-7 inches) It fits a small wrist with a bit of looseness. Adding another jump ring would enlarge it to about 7.5 to 8 inches, (and this would also make the clasp less invisible.)
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