Cuff for Judy

by Nata Shubin.
(Sierra Foothills of Northern California)

Cuff for Judy by Nata Shubin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

This cuff is bead embroidered with Czech glass beads, fresh water pearls, Japanese seed beads and French sequins.

Judy had this beautiful cabochon cut by a person she knew out of a locally found stone.

Cuff for Judy by Nata Shubin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Judy is showing off her new cuff bracelet. I think she is happy with how it turned out :).

In other words, a very special cabochon.

Cuff for Judy by Nata Shubin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

My inspiration came from admiring magnificent Palaces of Russian Empire of the past.

Can you do something with it? She asked. I can try, I replied.

Cuff for Judy by Nata Shubin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Judy’s special cabochon is the center of all attention in this composition.

And here is what happened. Judy wore her new bead embroidered bracelet cuff on her Birthday in Las Vegas. Need I say she felt like a Diva?

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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    A pretty choice of colors and the bead shapes work well with your design. Gorgeous workmanship. Lovely photography too. Lucky Judy!

  • Rumy says:

    This bracelet is glorious. The color palette is perfect and your workmanship – exquisite. I like the cabochon, but your design and creativity are inspirational. Thank you for sharing.
    Rumy, Italy.

  • Alysen says:

    Truly a piece of art! I love the colors you chose, so Summery ..

  • Fine, intricate workmanship. I like your inspiration. What is the stone? A turquoise?

  • Nata says:

    Dear Rena, Thank you so much for your kind words, and for all the support you are giving to us, your readers and followers, through all the years! This is my very first post on your Journal, even though I’ve been “reading” every single issue for quite a few years now.

  • Nata says:

    You are very welcome, Rumy! And thank you for your kind words. I am happy you liked it, too πŸ™‚

  • Nata says:

    Thank you so much, Alysen! Summery, yes! πŸ™‚

  • Nata says:

    Thank you, Barbara! The stone is not a Turquoise. It is very possibly a variety of Serpentine, which is found in abundance here, in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. Although I do not know for certain.

  • Nata, thank you for your lovely message, and thank you for being part of JMJ for so long! πŸ™‚

  • Marcus O says:

    Hey Nata, what a very creative mind you have. Looks like a lot of time and effort went into the making of this beautiful bracelet. Keep up the good work!

  • Nata says:

    Thank you, Marcus! I will do my best πŸ™‚

  • That’s beautiful, the beads really complement the stone!

  • Rita says:

    A truly inspired work of art Nata. The only thing I would have done differently is added a thin line of those dark green seed beads right on top of that beautiful stone to draw the eye to it as a point of interest. Sort of like highlighting the dark flecks in the stone. Like a drop shawdow does in a photo, illustration, or coloring. It’s not a critical comment, just personal preference. Thank you for sharing, and like Rena said, lucky Judy

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