I have been working on this cuff for a few days now. I was originally gifted that piece of copper from my friend Rani and then we embossed it at her house one snowy afternoon. This piece of copper was very special and inspirational to me and needed to be show cased. So I got to work intricately beading this cuff one bead at a time with a needle and thread. After it was completely beaded I added the velvet backing in a rich chocolate brown and edged the entire piece in faceted amethyst. Most of those stones came from a beautiful necklace Andrew brought back from Bahrain when he was in the military. This really is a stunning piece. It would compliment any steampunk outfit or wear it any time as a statement. Of course it is all about the bees. I wanted to really say something with this piece.
"Honey Comb Garden" Hand Beaded cuff, 9.25x3 inches, fits up to 8 inch wrist, 2014.
Available in my Etsy store.
"Acorn Magic" is a little steampunk sculpture that lights up. That is a real oak twig that has the little acorn tops still attached to the branch. I attached beads and watch faces in the cavities and then sculpted a tiny winged creature out of found objects and wire. At the base of the piece is a tiny vacuum tube that lights up with the flick of a switch. This is 8.5 inches tall and 3 inches wide.
I am going to post some of my experiments and thoughts. It can be anything from photography to art to mycology