Updated: Jul 28, 2021
Most of the jewelry that I wear are pieces that I create myself and most of them are made from remnants left over from other projects.
This time I decided to make an art cuff using my textured quilted technique.
The base for the cuff was an upcycled shirt cuff.
Which was used as a base for the small patchwork pieces which I stitched on creating a textured quilted piece.
I used remnants from a clutch bag that I created last week and added some pink and tangerine scraps to the mix.
There are a number of ways to finish an art cuff. One option is to glue the quilted patchwork band onto a flexible metal cuff base. This option gives a flexible cuff which can be worn on most size wrists as it can be adjusted to size.
The fabric band is glued down onto the base using a 2 component glue.
Pesonally, seeing as this cuff is one that I am keeping for myself, I prefer to use a button closure as the cuff can also be washed.
I used the original button hole of the shirt cuff - reopened it with a seam ripper and then had the task of choosing a button.
I wanted a button that would blend in with the cuff.
I chose the simplest one in a coordinating color.
Stitched it in a place that would allow me to close the cuff at an angle.
The finished cuff being worn.
This technique can also be used to create quilted cuffs to embellish a shirt.
The placement of the button lower down created an interesting visual angle to the closed cuff. I could add buttons in different places to create a number of different angles when closing the cuff.
I think that I will now create some earrings using this technique