My daughter wearing the cuff
Sorry photo slightly dark oops
Close look of beads, now when I show the how pictures below I'm
afraid I missed taking pictures of doing the stamping on the beads.
I stamped on tissue using archival jet black which I heat set, then
I used Fresco satin glaze on the bead, then put tissue on and then covered the bead again
with glaze :-)
Cuff, I used a thin cotton that I stitched a thin hem on either side,
then the ends I folded underneath and secured.
I didn't use all the beads below but just an idea of how I managed
to hold them while painting. When I need closer
painting I took the green wire and tightened it around the bead so I could old
it close. The darker wood beads where already treated no plain wood but
I wanted the shape and the best thing with Fresco you just paint right
over it with one of the opaque colours as seen below.
These beads had two coats of Haystack Fresco paint.
You can see how I looped the beads around the green metal stick to
hold them :-)
I wanted the colour to sort of blend into each other, this
is how I managed it lol
Then I spritzed Fresco haystack with lots of water and
painted the cuff and the ribbon (which I didn't use but will use it on
a future project)
As you can see the cuff had the same treatment as the beads except
I used water with the paints. I used on top blood orange, smoked paprika and
I forget to take a picture of the stamping on the cuff. I used archival pale ochre and venetian orange to stamp the scrip from Mini 44. The I used Squiggly Mini 8 for the twirls on the cuff using archival verimillion.
The beads where stamped with Squiggly Tops & Tails 1.
Now the braiding, I have took some close up pictures of doing the
knot to show you how to do it. If anyone wants anymore details
let me know :-)
Then to do the next knot you start from the opposite side.
Now I always seem to forget which sides I'm on but it is easy to
tell which side is next. If you look closely to the previous
know you will see it is either on the left or the right of the braid,
if the know is on the left then your starting point is on the left,
whereas if the knot is on the right you start on the right.
You thread the bead through the middle strings then knot around them.
I did 3 knots before the next bead was put on :-)
I then made a hole on the cuff to thread the string to the back,
I actually used crochet yarn lol
This is the back with one of the snappy things to close the cuff
around the arm, I forget what they are called lol.
I bet a magnet clasp would be good as well.
Right I shall be off, hope I gave you some ideas to make a future braid. But you really need to nip and see the projects that Darcy has done they are truly amazing and very inspirational.
Lots of hugs, hope you get a crafty Sunday :-) Kezzy xxxxx
Paperartsy Fresco paint - satin glaze, haystack, pumpkin soup, blood orange, smoked paprika
Paperartsy stamps - Mini 44 script, Squiggly mini 8 scroll, Squiggly Tops & Tails 1 for the flowers and twirl on the beads.
Archival jet black, vermillion, pale ochre, venetian orange
White thread and orange thread to sew clasp on
Tissue (the kind for noses!!!!)
Yarn (I used thick crochet yarn)