And yet this cuff needs more than a thousand words! I created this cuff as a custom order for a client that just lights up the room! The process of creating a custom order is priceless!
We then talked about the length of the necklace she wanted to wear and what her thoughts were that she wanted for these pieces.
There will be a necklace and earrings to complete the set, but they will be much simpler. The dress is a vibrant geometric pattern in black & white with gold accents. So the necklace is going to be long, featuring some gold chain, crystals and a few pearls. In creating with a black/white/gold color scheme... I got the inspiration to add a pop of red.
So I first checked to make sure my client had red shoes to doll up that black & white dress. Indeed she did because her shoe wardrobe is nearly as awesome as her jewelry wardrobe. ;) So a little pop of red to attract attention and the piece turned out great.
I have to share with you for this piece I used the COOLEST leather to back the cuff that I've ever seen. It is a metallic gold genuine lambskin. It is super soft, took a bit to stitch through as it is thicker than Ultrasuede but it really completed the look of luxury I was aiming for when I designed this cuff.
And because I'm a girl of glitter & sparkle, I ordered silver, fuschia and chocolate brown in the same awesome metallic finish! Here's a link to where I ordered: http://www.fashionleather.com/index.html
In addition, I did all my stitching on Nicole's Bead Backing! If you haven't used NBB before, it's a stiff felt-like material that provides support for all the beads and objects you are stitching. PLUS it comes in a whole variety of colors made to compliment your designs. Beadwright: BEADING DAILY AND NICOLE'S BEADBACKING
I love working on custom orders. It makes each piece even more special being able to bring the clients personality into a one-of-a-kind design. Truly, if you're looking for something really special - something you will pass down as an heirloom - then I'd love to chat with you about my art jewelry.
Hope your day is filled with sparkle & inspiration!