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:

  1. 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.

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

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

    Anne

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

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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. Amazing and very beautiful idea

    Love Chrissie x

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

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

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  18. 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

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  19. Beautiful piece Astrid ! Sue C x

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  20. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  27. This cuff looks wonderful
    Rosie x

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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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..

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  31. 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

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  32. Beautiful cuff! You should enter it in a steampunk magazine

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