I don’t know if I’ve ever made a cuff bracelet before. This may be the first. Plus I used some fabric I’ve had a long time but could not figure out what to do with it. I have a girlfriend who owns an interior design business. When companies discontinue fabric, she throws out the sample book. I asked her to save some for me because they were so pretty. Then they sat around for ahem years unused. The red fabric is upholstery fabric and the rest is batik quilting fabric. The fabric is wrapped around a piece of 26 gauge brass. The coin is wired into the same piece of brass. The whole thing is then riveted to the cuff bracelet. Only four rivets show on the back and I made them extra smooth so they don’t scratch. I could do a lot of these, different fabrics, leather…
Here’s more beady goodness from this week’s links. Click. Read. Bead.
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
A special guest stops by the Earthenwood booth at Rust Belt Market: Cari Cucksey of HGTV’s Cash & Cari
The Bead Journal Project is just whizzing by this year, and Cyndi is finally caught up!
Resin Crafts show you what can be done with the mold of a grandfather clock.
A Bead A Day
Lisa over at A Bead A Day has put a shout out for help! How can you get swarovski flat back crystals to adhere to rubber?!
Beads & Books
Does your mood influence your jewelry designs? Share your thoughts!
Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Are you ready to sign up for Lori Anderson’s next fabulously fun and creative Bead Soup party? Jean has the scoop on what to do to sign up! Jean participated before and LOVED it. Once you have had “soup” with Lori, you just HAVE to have more! It’s irrestible. See Jean’s blog for the details!
About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy shares her favorite summer necklace design.
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew shares his plans for the future of his online Shop.
Carmi’s Art/Life World
Carmi’s post features her favorite find from the CHA show in Chicago this month.
Art Bead Scene
Did you know ABS has a designer of the week? Join us in a challenge and you could be featured on ABS!
Cindy Gimbrone Beads
Come see what’s on Cindy’s bookshelf this week.
The Bead Dreamer
We don’t always get it right the first time. Charlene shares a rework that results in two necklaces created from one!