by Tamara Summers.
(Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)
The inspiration for this red, purple and silver bracelet was the embellished heart made from repurposed red faux leather. I made it as a pendant a while ago. I decided last week that I would rather take it off of the silver chain it was on and make it the focal of one of my potpourri cuff bracelets.
I had a vintage acrylic cuff that I had previously painted silver but then had not ended up using at the time. I thought the heart worked very well on it, so I went to town adding a little silver glitter over the paint, then bits of grey mesh material, red lace, crystals in purple, clear, red and aurora borealis, and a little jewelled satin bow at the bottom of the heart.
It was pretty like that, but I started thinking about adding little flowers or flower petals, so I dove into my floral stash. I found some purple flowers with glittered edges, which were the best part of the flower, so I cut the glittered part off of a couple and glued bits of it onto the sides of my cuff.
Then I started playing with mauve hydrangea petals, and this is what I ended up with. The petals soften the look of the cuff, I think. I ended up extending the design onto the back side as well.
I decided to make a pair of co-ordinating earrings as well. These earrings are light as a feather. You’d never know you had them on.
I seem to be on a bit of a tangent with the mauve hydrangea petals now, so am carrying on with that. It seems to be one of my spring colours for creating with this year. 🙂
Pink Pearls and Potpourri at Etsy