Apr 3, 2017

Off the Cuff, A New Take on a Beadshop Classic

Bead and metal mixer Kate Richbourg recently took a look at an old favorite from the beadshop archives, the Music Notes Cuff bracelet, and re-imagined it into a design that speaks to her appreciation for steampunk and vintage nostalgia. Below is a comparison of the before and after. 

Music Notes Cuff ~ Brittany Ketcham-Roney
The original design is contemporary and bright. While Kate's design (below) has the same structure and uses the same techniques, it has a look of old-world charm to it. She calls this updated design Off the Cuff.
Off the Cuff ~ Sample by Kate Richbourg
A free download and list of ingredients, which are linked into the beadshop site for easy ordering, is available. Materials used to construct this cuff bracelet include a Bali button (for the toggle closure), LeatherCopper Eye Pins, and an assortment of glass, metal, and stone Rice Beads from our Vintage Finds collection. 

For additional information about this new project, go to beadshop's Facebook Live page, which includes the pdf downloadable instructions, lots of helpful links, and video. Or, if you prefer to see Kate and Janice in action as they introduce and explain how to create Off the Cuff, watch this video from YouTube:


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