This is a work-in-progress that I started last night. Seems most all my designs begin on Saturday night!
This is a birthday present for a friend that has a teeny tiny wrist. I'm off to see if I can find black beads. I've started the beaded picot stitch with a metallic bead but thinking black beads might be the ticket. I have a beautiful French black jet button I will use for the toggle. And I've started to add an elastic loop for the toggle instead of the beaded ones. The elastic gives that 1/4" "give" although asthetically I prefer a beaded loop. I used a pretty rust suede leather for the back. Years ago I was designing pieces for a leather company in another life, and they sent me large pelts of various leathers. I was designing Native American pieces for magazine articles and advertising. The leather is so soft.
My friend wanted her bracelet to be designed in orange. I use men's ties for the base fabrics and after a bit of searching, found a great 1960's men's rayon tie with just the right amount of orange. On the East Coast, we wear lots of black and I think this cuff will look great with a black turtleneck. I know orange is a trending color and the last time I can remember orange being so popular, was back in the 1980's.