I love surprises.
A beautiful little muslin bag tied together tightly.
Covered with vintage bits of lace
topped with a steel cut rhinestone button.
Inside you will find a cuff.
Romancing the Cuff
I am so excited to be have this design included
and be a part of the latest issue of Jewelry Affaire,
which actually hit the newsstands on April 1st.
These romantic cuffs have a soft leather base,
and have been a consuming passion of late.
I taught this technique at an evening class at Adorn Me! 2011.
Remember the photos here?
I sewed a large group of them to sell at Marburger.
This isn't all, just the ones that made it back home =)
I have had inquiries about selling a kit (even before Adorn Me!),
so one of the things I have worked on this week was making that happen.
I (will) have the tutorials available on my Etsy Shop here.
Several examples are (and will be) posted for you to choose from.
Here is what you will receive:
A detailed tutorial, which I will send in pdf format,
2 cuff templates,
a soft piece of leather (you choose the color)
vintage lace, tulle, recycled sari silk ribbon, a charm, an elastic closure,
and either a vintage button or rhinestone button.
You get to choose the type of button (either will be vintage),
which will determine the price.
$32 shipping for a kit with vintage rhinestone button (No.1 and 2)
$30 + shipping for a kit with vintage button (No. 3 and 4)
You can add any additional bits & pieces that you might like & have
when you receive your kit.
It is up to you....as it is your cuff.
I will be adding some different kits in the future, but for now these are the choices.
They are just samples, as each one WILL be different
but just as close as I can get to what you see.
While in Warrenton, Riki and I shopped at the lace ladies booth in the Rose of Texas Field, which is behind the Legal Tender Saloon (where my daughter and I eat every time we go to the festival).
This lady comes in from Oklahoma. We stayed in her booth for at least an hour (or more)
looking and digging through her goodies.
Then, Riki took some of the other girls back there later that weekend.
She had MOUNDS of lace, tulle, tatting, buttons and more.
And, guess what?
I haven't even tapped into any of what I bought and brought home from her.
If you'd like the tutorial only it will be $12 in my shop on Etsy.
This latest cuff has a great vintage charm AND a rhinestone button. $48
It is one I've made in preparation for the Art Walk, and is the one I made as a demo for my tutorial.
The Art Walk is a juried art show I am once again honored to be a part of
in Fayetteville, Texas. It is a great show, and Fayetteville is located in such a beautiful part of Texas, just down (or up) the road from Warrenton and Round Top.
The show is for two days, Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.
I have been on such a fast track since Marburger, I haven't gotten all my photos posted
from that time.
We had such a great week and a half, shopping and visiting with Riki,
my daughter, AND my husband.
We laughed ~ a lot. My husband was there helping me the whole time I was set up at Marburger, and for that I was so very thankful.
The days I spent at Marburger were long ... but very good for me.
I learned a lot.
About my set-up (thanks Riki-son), my jewelry....about myself.
Riki and my feet after the first day of shopping in Warrenton!
My daughter, Melanie and I on the second day in Warrenton and Round Top.
Mary, Melanie and Riki on what Melanie though
had to be the very first bike cab! LOL.
We had a BLAST!