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Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Trimmed Tree Cuff!


I really enjoyed decorating this Christmas Tree Cuff! It all started with an idea to make a tree, extending over the edges of the loom woven cuff. What I ended up doing, was adding layer, after layer, of tree branches!


Then I added the Christmas Baubles, using 6/0, 8/0 and 11/0 silver lined glass beads.


Next came the 12mm Crystal Topaz Swarovski Chrystal Star and some strung popcorn. The popcorn is 11/0, 15/0, 13/0 charlottes and 22/0 glass beads, in colors of off white and brown.


Candy Canes were a must, so these were made out of poly clay.


The tree stands out, within the silver metallic background, but the edgings of crystals, top and bottom, really add some sparkle. The Star is a Swarovski Crystal too!


The width of this cuff, demanded a double clasp, which I find to be perfect.


Every tree has to have presents underneath, so I decided on this custom made ceramic beads. Adding to the look of a cuff, I strung them with sterling silver findings.


Finally, the cuff actually gives off a pine scent! I secured a webbing of organza, as a pocket in the back. I have pine scent sticks to slip inside and really get the feel of a fresh cut Christmas Tree!

14 comments:

  1. Erin, delighted to see you thinking "trees" also. I have just finished 5 smaller trees (pins) and decorated them with garlands and individual baubles. My other half came in the other evening and gave me an idea for layered branches.............so definitely great minds are in synchronization.......LOL. Your bracelet is divine, keep up the good work. Donna in WestOR

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  2. That really is interesting! This poor tree was on my loom started, two years ago. I stopped, due to lack of enthusiasm, but picked it up again, reworking much of it. Point me in the direction of your tree pins, when you are done. I would like to see them. Thanks again Donna!

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  3. absolutely amazing I love to see each new thing you do but this just freaks me out you have such a fantastic talent keep em coming xxx

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  4. You are so sweet to say such a thing. Thank you so much.

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  5. This tree is just fantastic!! I love the packages under it! You keep coming up with the most wonderful designs. I love that you come up with an idea and make it work rather than saying, 'well, that's a cool idea, but it won't work", which what I 've been known to do!!!

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    1. Thank you Maryann. The packages were originally meant to be part of an edging design. I realized they wouldn't lay, but only one way, hanging down. So they more or less spoke for themselves. I get stumped, with many of my design ides, believe me. :)

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  6. Your beaded cuff is truly amazing and beautiful. Very clever to add the pine scent. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  7. How cute! And the pine scent is such a unique idea!

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    1. Thank you Cindy! Smelling it really puts me in the mood for the season!

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  8. You make me crazy, while I'm looking to your wonderful art! It's amazing, fabulous idea! Terrific work :)

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    1. Ooooo, I am so sorry! LOL Thank you very much, for such a kind note.

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