Monday, May 23, 2011

Ootheca Cuff Finished!

I have finally completed the Ootheca Cuff in Berry Colorway. The design is from Rachel Nelson-Smith's Seed Bead Fusion book. This was a labor-intensive effort, but the resulting reversible cuff was worth the time. I didn't realize the bracelet was reversible until after I had created both bases in the same color, but I did use two different colors of Swarovski bicones on either side to make it somewhat reversible. I'll no doubt make another, however, it will be one of my go-to projects when I'm between other designs. My next project from her inspirational book will be a pair of earrings that seem to be able to be worked up in a day!


  1. Thank you Rachel! I really enjoyed making it. You're book is fantastic and I plan on making each project. The range of techniques in your book is like taking a jewelry making course, but on my own time/terms :D

  2. I have looked longingly at that bracelet but know I'm not up to anything that intricate yet. You did a beautiful job. I love your colors, too!

  3. Thank you Sally!! I really enjoyed making this bracelet and I learned a lot about time management that I will apply to my next one :P I am following your blog now as well! Looking forward to getting to know you.


I love hearing from you!