Hammered Metal Flower Cuff Bracelet
This hammered metal flower started out as a pendant but the more I looked at it the more I thought the flower would look really cool as a focal point on a leather cuff. So with just a little alteration (punching an additional hole) I attached the flower to a leather strip, added some vintage rosary beads and created a closure.
As you can see the rosary beads are lose when the bracelet is not worn but when you wear it the rosary beads fit snug against the leather as shown in the bottom photo. This bracelet is for sale and can be purchased in my Etsy shop along with other handmade jewelry items.
I’m really enjoying working with metal and thought I would share a little funny from my sister. A few days ago while talking to Belinda she told me I was the ADD poster child for craftiness. This all came about when she was asked by a friend what it was I did. She told her well, “she’s written 3 books for the craft industry she used to do more scrapbooking but now she’s creating with plaster and wax, and she makes things from resin and clay and recently just started creating jewelry pieces with metal. Really I don’t know what to tell you she does except she makes stuff and sells it”. Belinda said she felt like a kindergartner telling her teacher what it was her mom did for a living which made us both laugh.
She is right about the ADD and those that work with me closely will agree, especially Caroline Lau with Maya Road but I love to work with different mediums and try/learn new techniques. It’s what makes me happiest.