Monday, February 13, 2012

Tribal Belly Dance Cuff

This was one of those times I used a bunch of thrifted materials that I'd bought even thought I had no idea of what to do with them. It started with a package of leather bracelet blanks. I've been having fun drawing henna patterns on them with permanent pigment markers and decided to do an all out tribal style cuff. The color is acrylic paint mixed with textile medium. I sealed it with mink oil. Then I went wild adding bells, beads, pearl buttons and upcycled parts from old jewelry. This thing is so fun to wear! The idea was to put it in my etsy shop but I really want to keep it. Since it's Monday I stopped in at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift shop. I got six tweed blazers for a buck each. Not sure what I'm going to make from them but the fabric is very nice.