Friday, February 20, 2009
Vintage Denim Blue
I finished this cuff recently, I actually set out to make one for me that would go with blue jeans and I'm pleased with the results.
I can't remember where I found the center bead - there is a hole through it so it is an actual bead. Pretty isn't it?
I added a small bit of red and green to match the buttons used as the clasp.
There are a couple of pearls and a few cobalt blue vintage nailheads.
I couldn't resist adding some sparkle with a few Swarovski bicones.
And some tiny lapiz hearts.
Last (but not least) are the pretty little vintage glass buttons used as the clasp.
This is a very soft cuff style bracelet, I used dark blue stiffened felt (similar to Pellon) as the base and did not add any metal between the base and the backing.
Ultrasuede was added as the backing and it was done!
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman