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delta dawn

About this design:

Dangly and spangly and twirly and girly with a wash of purple dawn hues.


Lima Beads narrow cuff dyed with alcohol inks, freshwater pearls, jump rings galore.

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  1. rootware
    rootware says:

    Little bit harem… little bit scarum! Love the colors and the movement. I can tell you are having a lot of fun with your new brass cuffs!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    I like the colors and the dangles are just perfect :D

  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow Docktor,you’ve outdone yourself with this one! I’d like to be sitting next to you when you wrap those Pearls. I like your style. :)

  4. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Another winner! Love seeing all your cuff variations.

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very cool. I bet its very jingly which I love.

  6. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Love the colors.Very pretty! Do you apply a finish to the alcohol inks?

  7. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Thanks for your encouragement, everyone.

    Rocky, I have been applying a spray-on gloss finish — the Krylon brand. This piece had two coats, I think.

  8. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Thank you.I do love the purple hues

  9. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Oops! Sorry I was wondering what colors you used to make this effect? thanks so much

  10. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    I used the Ranger alcohol inks. I can’t remember precisely which ones but Wild Plum and Sailboat Blue were among them for sure. I used one or both purple inks and a touch of yellow-orange–Butterscotch maybe? Have fun. It’s pretty foolproof–if you don’t like what you get, just wipe it off with acetone or blending solution!

  11. No Photo
    Sajvi says:

    Beautiful. Have you tried using cookie cutters as cuff bases? Do you think the colors will work on it?

  12. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    I am not sure what you mean by cuff bases…do you mean cutting them and reshaping them to the contours of a wrist? Interesting thought!

    Oh, I am sure the inks would work. I have been lightly sanding whatever metal I am using to make sure there is no coating on it — and also to give it a little bit of “tooth.”

  13. No Photo
    Sajvi says:

    Yes, cutting and reshaping they make a nice base to bead or even add leather on it. Will add a picture soon.

    Maybe patterned polymer clay glued on will look good too. Your design has given me lot of ideas now :) .

  14. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    WOW…this is really a great cuff.

  15. Frida
    Frida says:

    Love it :D

  16. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    OMG Fabulous!

  17. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Gypsy jewelry! :) Nice!

  18. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    So very original, luv it, colors, design, everything, would so wear that all the time :D

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