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My first cuff

About this design:

My first mangled attepted at a freeform wire cuff. Cleverly disguised the mangled parts with LOTS of sparkly beads. No laffin ladies 8o !


crystal, craft wire, random stuff from my desk

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  1. Regina v
    Regina v says:

    I saw everyone else’s beautiful cuffs and had to post my first attempt. This is where we start – those other ones are where we get to with practice. Amazing what a little photography practice can do for these pieces!

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Way to go, Regina! Don’t knock your first try on something that gets complicated fast. My first one was grand and gaudy with a heavy emphasis on the gaudy. Onward and upward!

  3. Regina v
    Regina v says:

    Thanks for the encouragement. But it still looks like a popcorn ball. Maybe with dried tomato flakes – those sparkle.

    On a separate note; Any takers on the “garlic or chocolate” game?

    Can you come up with a food that cannot be improved with the addition of either garlic OR chocolate. He went off, wracked his brain for a week (I thought he was upset about something), then out of the blue comes up to me and triumphantly says “sushi”. I think “sushi” is improved by a small amount of “garlic”. Anyone out there come up with a better one?

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love popcorn ball, tomato flakes, ugh. I don’t do tomato anything except sauce with good seasonings. Don’t be too hard on your self. You may go by fits and starts before you get something you really like but I know you can do it! RAH, RAH, RAH!

  5. CC
    CC says:

    Regina, I agree with LRC you’ve got to start somewhere. Hey, at least you tried! I do have to tell you if this was presented as a popcorn ball, uhhhhh No! ;)
    I think it’s a great start. This thing with the garlic or chocolate………Watermelon!

  6. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    I say raspberries. They don’t need to be improved upon. This is a great first cuff bracelet.

  7. Violet
    Violet says:

    Great cuff!!!!!! I love it. I really like all the different beads you used.
    Very unique. Looking forward to the next one.!
    Now …about…. the garlic and chocolate question…..
    I have had chocolate dipped watermelon and raspberries and they were
    So…. I’m still thinking…. hum……….

  8. Regina v
    Regina v says:

    Hey, thanks for the encouagement.

    Violet – you now see the mind-bending nature of garlic versus chocolate 8o

  9. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    I think this is a FABULOUS first try on a cuff bracelet. My first try was posted in the trash can!

  10. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Congratulations Regina, you did it!!!!! I love your cuff design! It’s full of color and interest – lots of depth and plenty sparkle!

  11. Regina v
    Regina v says:

    So, I brought this to a show and it’s the first thing I sold there. Go figure.

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