A few months ago, I paid cold hard cash for cuffs:
They rapidly became an obsession. I HAD to wear things on my wrists.
I joined a cuff swap:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89075.0
Anyway, I had such great fun making a cuff for my swap partner - but stupidly I didn't take any pictures of it. I've made myself a few more cuffs since - out of bits and pieces from around the house.
From left to right, layers of fabric and interfacing, sewn together, and then I used my sewing machine to play 'join-the-dots'. That cuff, and the next one both use press studs to secure. The middle cuff is made out of duct tape - it's actually my first ever duct tape experiment. It's two separate strips of tape, and they're only held together at the ends. It was a tricky affair to get the eyelets through, but I love the way they look. The third cuff, the blue one, is in some ways my favourite... and the simplest of them all. It's an old sock, that had a hole in the heel, but I loved the cherries too much to throw them away. I just cut off the toe, cut off the heel, and then used the 'foot bit'... I overlocked the edges to make them ruffly.
I have three more half finished experiments:
These are all using the cardboard cores of my crochet wool. The one on the left is covered in aluminium foil, and easter egg wrapper. I want to put more eyelets through it, but it's really really really hard. The middle one, has scraps of wool wrapped around it, and then scraps of embroidery cotton woven through. The last, is just me sticking bits of origami paper onto the cardboard.
Yay for cuffs *hooray, hooray*