Friday, January 27, 2012

African-Inspired Cuff

I made this beaded cuff bracelet last night. It reminds me of intricate multiple strand beadwork made by women in Africa. I love channeling the inspiration of other cultures into my jewelry designs! It's kind of like armchair traveling, but with beads. Bead traveling...I think that's one of the things I find the most fulfilling in my work.

Here's a few photos of how it looks on. I love it!
I think I may do a little tutorial on how to make this bracelet. Keep an eye out for that soon!

19 comments:

  1. Oh, I love it! It does look fantastic on!

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  2. That looks great! And yes, foreign cultures are an endless source of inspiration.

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  3. Very cool, love the turquoise color.

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  4. Love it! Looks very nice with your red hair! :)

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  5. Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!
    I love it Erin.

    I too travel when I am beading and making jewelry. And I meet people. It is a beautiful and very satisfying aspect of it all. So when I am going to make my own version of your bracelet I will for sure hang with you for a good while. Then I will shoot over to Africa, hopefully you will come along, and we maybe meet some Masai women and look at their work, and ... to be continued ... :-)

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  6. Erin, the simplicity yet intricacy is just amazing! I love this one. Great design and it looks like something that anthropologie should carry :)

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  7. Wow!!!! That is so pretty! Love how delicate it looks

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  8. Hi Erin, just saw your comment about my bead soup. Would be honored to make a crochet focal for you if you would like one...just leave me a message :) Would love to see what you make with it

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  9. Erin, what an incredible bracelet. It really is stunning and has me wondering, HOW did she do that?!!! :-) I just love the complexity and the details such as the placement of the beads. I can only imagine how long it took to create a multi-strand bracelet like this!

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  10. Love this bracelet. I love seeing all of your work and would love a tutorial. I love anything African inspired too.

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  11. Somehow this bracelet is so fragile yet solid and powerful looking. Beautiful.

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  12. Love this! I would totally wear it! Great colors.

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  13. Very nice, love the colours and the look of the bracelet. I would wear it.

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  14. Awesome bracelet! Would love to see a tutorial for it.

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  15. Pinterest brought me here - I love the bracelet! :))

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  16. Looking forward to the tute! What an awesome bracelet!

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