|Close up of the secret garden cuff|
So this morning I decided enough was enough. I had a collection of items that needed to be photographed and I wasn't going to wait until the pile got overwhelming. So out with the camera and light tent.
This cuff was supposed to be for the EBW July challenge, but I didn't get it done in time. I probably shouldn't have waited until a week and a half before the deadline to start. But better luck next time, right?!? The theme was secret garden and this was my interpretation.
|Front side of the secret garden cuff|
I used a combination of Toho bead mixes as well as bead mixes I made myself for this cuff. I also got out my charm stash I've been collecting for years. There is a little pewter frog and turtle in this secret garden as well as a bright purple butter fly and little birdies. I added little pops of color with orange, purple, and yellow seed beads (these are supposed to be flowers). I ordered a mixed bag of cat eye cabs with my last bead order and I threw a few of those in there too. Hey it's a secret garden right, I can add what ever I want to it. ☺ I then finished it off with some nice brown leather and snaps.
This is a pretty good sized cuff, but I love them that way. It's like having a little piece of art on your arm. And I do have to say this cuff really seemed to get a lot of people attention at the art shows I brought it too. Everyone picked it up and told me how much they liked it. So I'm glad others like it as much as I do. So like I said, hopefully I actually get to enter my next challenge piece and I won't miss the deadline.
|Secret Garden Cuff|