Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cuff for Mom

My mom saw my first cuff and really wanted it.  But I knew it would be too big for her.  She says, "You know, my birthday is coming up."  lol  yeah...in June.  So I knew I wanted to make her a bracelet, not for her birthday or for Mother's Day or any other day except an "I Love You Day".  I didn't tell her I was making it, but she said she wanted one like the first one.  I went out and bought the same package of doodads that I used to make the first one, but of course they never turn out the same.   On hers I omitted some of the doodads and I added some gold colored discs, which give it a nice little flair.  This one, with the edging a little wider, is 2 1/4" wide.

I used a bracelet blank this time.  I have to tell you, though, that I was a little disappointed when I got them.  They are 6" long, and the opening gap is so big that it falls right off.  My solution was to put two buttons on one side with two strings of beads and loops on the other just for security.  Next time I'm going to custom order them at 7".

I know I've got things to work on, like not being afraid to trim closer to the blank and making my picot edge stitch more even.  All in all, though, I'm happy with it.  I hope she likes it!!!







7 comments:

Bellesanbeaus said...

Miss Lisa...what a thoughtful daughter you are! An "I love you Day" gift has got to be the best! This bracelet is gorgeous sweetie and I am very sure Mom will just love it! Great job! (isn't doo-dad the greatest word???lol) hugs Beth

Bobbi said...

Oh my goodness Lisa, it's beautiful! Your mom is going to loveeee this bracelet! You did a awesome job on it! Wowww! What a wonderful and very sweet "I Love You Day" is! You really touched my heart!
I hope that you have a great rest of your evening! Let us know what your mom said when you give this gorgeous cuff to her!
Hugs and happy beading...
Bobbi
P.S. It's to funny that you and Beth both always use that cute expression, "doodads" lol

beadbabe49 said...

What a beautiful cuff and how nice to make it a "just because" gift...I bet it will surprise and delight her!

Sweetpea said...

...if your mom doesn't like it, I'll take it... :>]]

Super super wonderful, Lisa, and good problem solving on the clasps!!!!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

thank you everyone for being so complimentary and kind! the encouragement is so helpful.

Ralonda said...

even though the cuff blank was too short- you did a fabulous job! making adaptations is the best way to make it your own!

robin michelle said...

Lovely! I'll bet your Mom will be thrilled!