I'm not terribly "trendy", but I am terribly pregnant and I have a trendy shirt that flatters my figure that I like to wear. However, the planet that is my belly was really too much of a focal point (it's a black shirt, no print, nothing to draw the eye except for my globe) so I needed something with some flair to wear with it. I like cuffs, but haven't found any that go with the rest of my clothing, but I knew exactly what kind of accessory I wanted to wear with this particular shirt. And it looks great with it!! I can't believe it turned out exactly how I wanted it to! It took a long time to make--like, 8 hrs, as I did the entire thing by hand--but it was worth it. I love it! To make it a little bit funky, I used some weird things for the middle part, along with beads and buttons and snaps and pieces off of broken jewelry. There's actually a tiny nut there somewhere.
Whaddya think? I don't bead anything else, but I have been asked to make more of these, so any feedback to make them better is great!