Sunday, September 11, 2011

These are components for making a Needlepoint Cuff that I just finished stitching until the wee hours of the morning. The needlepoint canvas is very old. I found the piece at a thrift store for $2.50. The canvas is printed with the words "British Hong Kong". There are enough floral repeats for a few more cuffs. I bought wool skeins in a variety of colors for $.50 a skein. Each color background will offer a different look.

 A student that often frequented my classes, gave me the hank of glass Victorian Jet beads. The beads are hex-cut and offer just the right amount of "flash". I ordered in the cuff blanks, which are a great quality, and will fit a variety of wrists. The cuff blanks can be ordered from my etsy shop OldElements.


Bear said...

these are quiet beautiful - Have you thought of making one just using beads and no thread? Or Rayon type flash threads that would be beautiful!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxo

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Bear, Great idea! Beads and rayon threads would make beautiful cuffs!