Well, I guess the secret is out ... I have an obsession with cuffs! And not just ordinary cuffs -- extraordinary cuffs ... beaded cuffs, metal cuffs, fabric cuffs, leather cuffs ...
But, the real secret is that -- most of all -- I love handmade cuffs. There's nothing like the work of an indie artisan. You don't see their stuff in a department store, you don't see their stuff in the mall -- that's because their stuff isn't "stuff" -- it's ART. Unique, beautiful, colorful, wonderful -- like nothing else you've ever seen before -- ART. They take pride in their craft; they spend countless hours on their pieces -- because theirs is a labor of love. And when the final touch is applied, they give the world something to marvel over. But, the best part about it -- I get to adorn my wrist with their treasures!
This is Part I of a multi-part series dedicated to the obsure artists I have spent sleepless nights trying to find. I've selected these pieces because of the color selection, composition, texture, creativity or unique presentation. Some are simple, yet elegant ... some are involved and intricate ... but, each one commands attention in it's own unique way.
So, get ready for a treat and enjoy "Obsessed with Cuffs ... Part I" -- but, don't forget to check back for the next parts -- because I wouldn't want you to miss a thing!
Obsessed with Cuffs ... Part I
First up, TotallyTwisted brings us
The Bronze Age Peyote Cuff
I love how the red and brown colors play against each other in this cuff ... and the beadwork is truly amazing.
So when I flipped through my notebook of "keepers" -- this handbeaded cuff definitely made the grade.
Only $50 from
Next up, AddictionToDetail presents
a Ruffled Copper Bracelet
This ruffled cuff bracelet is not a “shy” piece of jewelry. It’s ruffled edges and textured surface will get everyone's attention.
This unusual solid copper cuff bracelet curves outwards from the center to give it real flair. The face of the cuff has a slight satin finish and the back has a highly reflective surface for contrast. Handmade -- not cast -- fabricated using chasing and hammering techniques.
Quite a different look for ruffles and absolutely gorgeous!
$60 from AddictionToDetail
Who says an artisan cuff has to be expensive? islandgirlartplay
gives us a different spin on this cuff with gold painted black leather frames and heavy duty hand painted cotton. A "very cool" indie design that measures 2 1/2" in width and deserves to be worn by a girl or guy with attitude! It's "LOUD" to say the least and screams FUN ...
You can steal this original for
only $20 from
Well, I hope you enjoyed "Obsessed with Cuffs ... Part I" -- and remember to check back, I promise the rest of the series will not disappoint you.