Healing and Creating. Vintage Wrist Cuffs.
Having torn my leg muscle lately,I’ve been forced to slow down and rest up for 6 weeks so it will heal. Today, I’m sitting on the couch with a warm fire creating fabric wrist cuffs. My lounge room is a gorgeous mess of vintage scraps and odds and ends in boxes, bags and tins.
I like to layer my cuffs, by tearing strips of vintage fabrics, lace, netting and hand dyed doileys I then hand sew them together leaving the edges raw .I then overlay the fabric layers with anything interesting I can find like: metal , rocks ,sea glass, old beads, buttons, broken jewellery, watch parts and bits & pieces gathered from here and Europe.
I also create custom – made wrist cuffs for people who give me old fabrics and embellishments they have collected. Usually, the items hold a special memory, or story for that person. I then create a special wrist cuff for them out of mums buttons, grannies brooch or flea market finds from travels.
Every cuff conjures up a story for me so, I give each art piece a name and a little story in the description.
All the fabric wrist cuffs on this page have now been sold
You can see my other fabric wrist cuffs and more handmade items in my shop Atelierinparis
Some of my favourite things I found today – 20+ Crafts To Make From Recycled Items