Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bracelets and Cuffs

A few years ago, a friend gave me 6 beautiful coconut buttons.  I decided then that I was going to make a bracelet from them. I finally finished making it yesterday.  [I tried photographing it on me, but my hands look too wrinkly!]

I stitched the buttons to a crocheted brown base band. The bracelet feels so comfy - chunky and yet delicate. Thanks E. I finally put them to good use.

The crocheted cuffs have done so well on my stand at the market.  I have been experimenting with different colours and patterns. I usually use string, but have made some for myself from Vinni hand dyed cotton.
I've tried a new pattern too. 
I love the daisy type stitch which originated from a vintage Hamlyn book on  crochet for the family. The original pattern was 1 of three for hairbands and watch straps!
I love reinterpreting these old patterns into a current application, and chuckling at others that are too scary to reappear!


Estelle said...

I just love what you did with the buttons!
And the cuffs look great with different patterns and colours.
At the risk of re-re-re-re-re-repeating myself ... you amaze me!

Anairam said...

I have a few of those buttons as well! Not enough to make a bracelet, though.

Miss Molly said...

awesome! loving these, esp the button bracelet :)


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