Happy Sunday everyone! I finished making the altered watch cuff for our Mixed Media Studio swap this morning and here are pictures of my finish as promised.
I 'ruffled' some wire edged ribbon and layered it on top of some pink lace and white crochet edging. Everything was sewn onto a white cotton fabric backing for stability.
I attached the altered watch face with some gray satin ribbon which I embellished with a green 'jeweled' border trim and some faux fresh water pearl beads.
I coloured a hair elastic pink with some alcohol ink and used it for the closure, looping over a pink and gold button. And thank goodness I decided to use this type of closure because I never thought to consider that my swap partner might need a cuff larger than 7" in diameter; fortunately the elastic will have enough play if she needs it slightly larger. My wrist is 6 1/2" (the only skinny thing on my entire body!!) and it fits me loosely but doesn't spin around so I think the size will be good no matter what she needs.
I have to say I am in love with this cuff! I've never made anything like this before and was more than a little intimidated when I started on it but I really enjoyed the process and learned lots along the way. Give one a try, they aren't hard to do at all and the results are beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. We'll talk again soon and happy creating!