Cinnabar Red and Gold Bead Embroidered Cuff Bracelet
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This bead embroidered bracelet is somewhat asymmetrical, although the design is balanced on both "sides" of the central gold leaf. All of the red beads are RED - but as with most colors, there is a combination of the warm reds and the cool reds for added interest and texture. The same can be said for the golds beads, which vary in shade, shape, matte, and shiny exterior. Crystals and two uniquely shaped AB faceted glass focal beads reflect light onto the bracelet.
The above photo (click to enlarge picture) shows the bead embroidered bracelet after the top stitching has been finished, but before the embroidered beadwork is attached to the inner brass cuff, and finally finished off with the inside UltraSuede and beaded edging.
The above photo (click to enlarge picture) shows the top center of the bead embroidered cuff bracelet which features a gold leaf enhanced by glass seed beads for "veins." Along with the various shaped seed beads in red and gold, this bracelet has bamboo coral beads, crystals, pearls, and two AB glass focal beads on the sides.
This image shows the soft interior UltraSuede fabric, which is in a suble pattern like tooled leather, in a light gold color. This a side view of the bracelet showing the various shapes, sizes, and colors of the beads embroidered.
A final photo of the cuff ends plus the picot edging, as well as four gold buttons can be seen here.
* My right hand is still in a cast, so this bead embroidered cuff bracelet was made entirely with my non-dominant left hand.