Muse’s ‘Absolution’ Cover Art Handmade, Beaded, Square Stitch, Wide Cuff Bracelet. One of a Kind.
2,714 Toho Beads were woven together, by hand, one at a time. Estimated Time: 23-25 hours Fit: Wrist 7.5″ – 8″ with a strap closure. Fit: Wrist 6″ – 6.5″ with a cufflink closure. Width: 2.6″ Price: $135.00 + Shipping Click on any picture to enlarge Available on Etsy
Rufus Wainwright Profile Handmade Beaded Art Square Stitch Wide Cuff Bracelet, One of a Kind, Version 3.0
2,724 Toho Beads were woven together, by hand, one at a time. Estimated Time: 23-25 hours Fit: Wrist 8″ and under. Width: 2.4″ Price: $125.00 + Shipping Click on any picture to enlarge
I am pretty certain that I’ve just made my last Rufus bracelet. As much as I love creating these gorgeous things, I have to give my eyes and fingers a rest. Beading is a miniature, tedious, extremely time consuming hobby. I urge everyone to try it!
What’s different about this cuff is that I’ve used all the new colours, – from metallic amethyst to gold-lined grey lilac, but that’s not all of it. The cuff is also rather flexible regarding what size wrist it can fit. If you wear it with a simple strap, the way I have it shown, then your wrist can be anywhere between 7″ – 8″. But if you use the buttonholes the way you would on a dress shirt, then a 6″ – 6.5″ wrist can wear the bracelet if it has been fastened with a regular cufflink.
I rather like the cufflink idea, it seems logical somehow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a beaded cuff bracelet fasten that way.
I have just finished a new beaded bracelet. Used a brand new hook clasp instead of my usual multi-strand tube, and I have to admit that the clasp is gorgeous, a little bit of extra design goes a long way! I have also used one of the smallest needles I could manage with, a 0.004, – yes, my eyes! The needle makes a huge difference, the beads sit together much tighter, producing a heavier, more solid feel to the whole cuff.
2,440 Toho Beads in 5 neutral colours were used Clasp: Sterling Silver 5-Ring Tube Hook (.925) Estimated Time: 18 hours Length: Made To Order; Width: 2.5″ Price: $145.00 Made To Order Available on Etsy *
A lot of people ask me if these handmade bracelets are durable and the answer is: YES! They are, in fact, so durable that you wouldn’t be able to tear one up with just your hands. You simply aren’t strong enough. Every bead is double- or triple-secured with a thread that an average pair of scissors can’t easily cut. If you want to destroy my beaded bracelet, either be armed with a hammer to crush the beads or with a razor to slash off each individual row. And even then it will take you some time…
Rufus Wainwright Eyes Portrait Handmade Beaded Art Wide Cuff Bracelet with Two Toggle Clasps, v. 1.0
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2,366 Toho Beads in 8 neutral colours were used Clasp: 2 Silver Plated Toggles Estimated Time: 20 hours Fit: 7.1″ wrist and under; Width: 2.3″ Experiment SpecialPrice: $109.95 One-of-a-kind
Handmade Portrait Bracelets usually run somewhere between $95 — $145, depending on materials’ cost and the time I have invested in each one. Since every individual bead is attached by hand, one at a time, it takes me roughly 23-25 hours to weave (on average) 2,700 of them together. These are one-of-a-kind, wearable, extremely durable works of art. They are almost indestructible and, after all, uniquely beautiful.
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