Thursday, 10 October 2013

Something different for a change

Welcome everyone and thank you so much for dropping in!
Being a paper crafter more than anything else, it's not often I make a project that does not involve paper. But recently I was inspired by a project I saw on line somewhere and I wanted to give something similar a go.
I love jewellery of all kinds, but me and pliers, wire etc somehow never work well together, so it is very rare I try to create a piece myself. But, this was easy lol, as it did not involve any of these things.
This is how I made it: I cut a piece of grunge board long enough to fit round my wrist. I coloured it brown with some Paper Artsy Fresco Finish in Chocolate Pudding and French Roast. When dry I stamped the Tim Holtz script stamp from the Papillon set  in Black Stazon. (hard to see from the photo). I glued some bits of brown lace to the top and bottom.
The decoration at the top was created by taking a large Filigree charm, colouring it with alcohol inks and gilding paste, then adding a bit of embossed metal and finally a word created with one of the Donna Salazar dies from Spellbinders.
The cuff closes with a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener.
Short and sweet today but I hope you like my little jewellery piece, and if, like me,  you're not a wire and pliers person, this is easy and of course could be made in any style!
Thanks for visiting




37 comments:

Maryann Laursen said...

It looks so awesome Astrid, and I really like this to. I´m just like you, and somehow my hands just turn completely wrong way around, when it comes to Juwelry, so I decided a long time ago, that I would leave this to people, who knew how to do it, and then I would concentrate on things I knew more about that my hands agreed with too he he.

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow this is gorgeous , I lovethe colours andthe scrummy textures on here x hugs x trace x

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Astrid this is fabulous..what a talented lady you are

Anne

Kelly Neis said...

Oh wow this is so elegant and pretty. I love your cuff!
Hugs Kelly

marda said...

This is simply beautiful.

Redanne said...

A really beautiful cuff Astrid, the addition of the lace makes it look very elegant and feminine. Hugs, Anne x

Elly said...

Ohhh so beautiful. ♥

Evil Edna said...

looks stunning.EE

butterfly said...

What a wonderful creation, Astrid... lovely to see you playing with wearable art!! Beautiful colours, and the filigree charm looks just wonderful. What an inspirational make.
Alison xx

die amelie said...

My, look at this beauty!

LOVE your altered art jewel(ry), Astrid! Delicate colours, delicate textures and sooo beautiful! Very inspirational indeed. I can imagine this suits you just perfectly.

Hugs,
Claudia x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous wrist band. Love the details you shared. Totally inspirational.
Yvonne

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous make AStrid, love the cuff and way you have made it. Very innovative.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Rita said...

Absolutely Beautiful. Its certainly very designer looking too Astrid. You are such a talented lady. Hugs Rita xxx

May said...

WOW...Astrid this is amazing... Love the design & the texture is fabulous...Hugs May x x x

Maryanne said...

Fantastic!! I thought it was metal! It is a great cuff and a very clever make!

barbarayaya62 said...

wonderful!!! What a fantastic idea!!! Really beautiful! BARbarayaya

wykon Ania said...

Great idea and a beautiful make! :-)))

un pizzico di idee said...

I love it!Thank you!:)

chrissies said...

Amazing and very beautiful idea

Love Chrissie x

Netty said...

Beautiful cuff and so clever, am sure you will be wearing it often, Annette x

Lorraine said...

Smashing bracelet Astrid. It looks a lot more complicated than it was too. Love it.

craftimamma said...

Oooh, this is lovely Astrid! I wanted to make one of these ages ago and then forgot all about it. Your's is so pretty and very vintage looking. I know a couple of young ladies who would love one of these for Christmas so thanks for the reminder and the inspiration.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful piece Astrid ! Sue C x

Margaret Mifsud said...

A very different piece for you Astrid but of course it's still awesome!!! Love the colours of it and it does look a bit like metal from a distance!!! Totally stunning ... would love to see it on you!! oxox

Sarah said...

Understated beauty!

joyce said...

You never cease to amaze me! The details really make this an amazing piece of art.

Aquarius said...

A great idea and a great piece of jewellery - love it

Aquarius said...

A great idea and a great piece of jewellery - love it

Heather Jacob said...

you never cease to amaze and inspire me Astrid, this is perfectly exquisite and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors x

massofhair said...

Very beautiful cuff, Grungeboard is perfect for this type of project and very durable. Great colours and beautiful lace:-)

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! This is not only clever ... it's beautifully unique!

Fandhmum said...

This cuff looks wonderful
Rosie x

Buttons said...

A beautiful cuff with the perfect patina highlight to it. This is fantastic Astrid. Jenny x

Shirley Chillman said...

Definitely going to leave the jewelry making to you Astrid I could not make something so pretty in a million years.

Gorgeous comes to mind with this creation. You are oh so clever and what an inspiration you are sweets.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Dianne said...

Blogger erased my comment,Something different and GORGEOUS, I've always wanted to make one of those bracelet, I'd sport your proudly anywhere, I love jewelry too L(, thanks for sharing..

Paper Profusion said...

Gosh this is very beautiful Astrid! Is there no end to your artistic talents!! I'm sure there would be a very interested market in these... Nicola x

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Beautiful cuff! You should enter it in a steampunk magazine

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