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« on: August 29, 2007 09:14:36 AM »

i was completely torn between the Embroidery and Jewelry categories, so i went for the middle ground...

i'm so inspired by embroidery but i've always been kind of irked with the uselessness of it.  then i was cutting up old shirts for a quilt and had a eureka! moment with the leftover button placket, and it was all downhill from there....  Grin 





freeform embroidered cuff bracelets!  these have totally become my new excuse for watching teevee.



the nitty-gritty:  each one took me about a week of nightly stitching (while watching Deadwood on DVD, so not like i was bustin' ass or anything) and is made up of recycled fabric, a bit of linen, a handful of vintage shell buttons and a whole lotta floss.

i impressed the hell out of myself with these (seriously, i was not expecting so much awesome) so of course i have to show 'em off!   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007 09:17:32 AM »

You should be proud of yourself! Those are really awesome. It looks like you've been making those forever. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007 09:19:29 AM »

these are awesome.  Finally, a great way to wear embroidery. it looks as though you lined the inside of your bracelets with fabric, is that right?  Do they button together at the ends or is a complete circle like a bangle? love your color choices!
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007 09:22:53 AM »

They're lovely! And you've inspired me! I have a pile of BF's old shirts in my 'to be cut up and crafted with' pile!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2007 09:23:24 AM »

Wow, I'm floored. Beautiful.

So I take it from your materials that they are pretty soft? they must be wonderful to wear!
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2007 09:25:02 AM »

Those are awesome!!! Very pro!
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2007 09:25:51 AM »

I love this! You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2007 09:27:35 AM »

I love the colours and randomness!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2007 09:29:45 AM »

Incredible!!
They are beautiful mini works of artistry.


Have you thought about spraying them with a fabric protector?
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2007 09:31:42 AM »

wow, thanks so much, everybody!   Grin

it looks as though you lined the inside of your bracelets with fabric, is that right?  Do they button together at the ends or is a complete circle like a bangle?

~ yep, they're lined with fabric to hide + protect the backside of the embroidery, and they do have a button closure, like so:


(i made the knotted loop too -- tiiiiiiny macrame!)

So I take it from your materials that they are pretty soft?

~ sort of?  yes, they're soft, but they're also pretty stiff from all the embroidery...  kind of like doubled-over cardstock.  bendy, but they still hold the "cuff" shape on their own. 
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