|Kate McKinnon's Groovy cuff|
This is the piece that was in the December 2009 Beadwork as The Modern Art Cuff (also on the cover of the Favorite Stitches edition). I think I like the brighter, more whimsical colors of the magazine pieces a little better, but these colors are sort of the opposite and are definitely understated and easy to wear. As soon as I finished stitching I wanted to put it on and I found this sari silk ribbon shimmering all pink and gold so I never got around to making a proper clasp. I love the big bow which does not actually sit on top, but flops over the middle just as a regular clap would.
I have also been searching for some glass sequins with which to embellish this piece, but haven't found any I liked. All that I've run across are just too plasticy. Of course that doesn't mean much because I have very few places to look. At some point this weekend I'm headed to Havana, Florida (just north west of Tallahassee) to a little bead show. Maybe luck will be with me. Do you have any good sources for glass or other good quality sequins or metal discs?