Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Prairie Chic Cuff Bracelets

I have been admiring the cuff bracelets that I have spied on many blogs and etsy shops.  The secret is...I don't sew.  I don't even own a sewing machine.  In my younger days, my Mom tried to teach me.  I at least was able to sew some straight lines.  So, I guess if I did have a sewing machine, I could have done this...but I don't so I didn't.  LOL

The next best thing for me is the great fabric glue that I have.  I have created many things {successfully, I might add} with this glue.  So, I decided to give it a try. 
AND IT WORKED!!!

Ok, so what I did was this.  I took a sweater that was a bit snug, and was going to end up at Good Will or in a yard sale anyway.  I cut the cuffs off of the sweater.  Now, this sweater is my size, so it already fits.

I used the glue to began layering my lace and crochet scraps.  I adore the mixtures of creams, ecru, and whites.

I pulled out some cream/white bits and bobs.  I tried A LOT of combinations until I found one that pleased me.

I picked some vintage millinery flowers from my personal hat garden, and added some here and there.  Once I got everything arranged to my liking, I began to glue them in place.

I made one, and then another.

And then another and another...I was on a roll !!!  LOL


I even made a couple from some "old" button down collar shirts that were ready for GW, as well.

I made a rosette out of the shirt, as well, for this one.

I love the way this one turned out.
So, there is a quick version of the cuff bracelet. 

Now, I call mine "Prairie Chic".  If that's not the correct term, please correct me.  What would you call it?

I'm participating in White Wednesday at Faded Charm Cottage.  Head on over and check out all the Wonderful White Wednesday posts.  Thanks to our wonderfully, gracious hostess, Kathleen, for always providing such a fun Wednesday event.

I'm also joining my sweet bloggy friend, Michella at Michella Marie, for her very first Show Me How Friday!


Waving from Our Back Porch,
Rebecca

22 comments:

Rose Petal Hollow said...

I love love love your idea. I especially love the last photo. Thanks for sharing.
MaryAnn

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, these are gorgeous!!! And look so beautiful on your wrist. And I love how you call them prairie chic!!
XO
Cindy

Michella Marie said...

These are gorgeous Rebecca!!! I love them!!! Such a talented lady :))
I would love for you to link up with a new party I'm starting on my blog!! It's called Show Me How!!! and it's all about tips, tricks, and tutorials!! I think your tutorial would be PERFECT!!! Please come visit and check it out :))
Have a wonderful day!!
Oh yeah, it starts this Friday but I did an intro post for it.
LOVE FROM TEXAS!!
~~Michella~~
www.michellamarie.com

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I would call them absolutely adorable and very clever! They are
amazing!

Thank you for visiting the Flora
Doora blog!

Jane
Flora Doora

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

This is amazing, especially since I don't sew either!
Maybe someday I will learn...
Can't wait to try this!! Your cuffs look gorgeous and very Prairie Chic!

Emily said...

Oh, I see you waving over there on your porch and I'm so happy to meet you. What an adorable idea you have here and I love the results. I'm thinking how cute to wear with a long shabby skirt and boots for fall. I can't wait to tour your lovely blog too. I'll be back to visit often.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Dixie said...

I love these...they're beautiful! (but now I wish I had smaller wrists!)

bj said...

OMYGOSH...these are adorable. And PRAIRIE CHIC is the PERFECT name for them. :)

Mary Ellen said...

These cuffs are so pretty! I hardly every wear bracelets but I think these may just change my ways!

JayJay said...

omg your so talented i juzt love those cuffs they are so retro and wouuld look great with a few of my outfits.

have a wonderful week sweety

*hugs*

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You are so clever using an old cuff you already have and know that fits and turning it into something beautiful....love them all. I was the lucky recipient of a hand fashioned cuff in a blogland contest and just adore it. HWW

victoriantailor said...

Very Creative! I love what you have done!! Celeste, The Victorian Tailor

Shelia said...

HI Rebecca! These turned out so sweet and so romantic looking! Look so pretty on your most tiny dainty wrist too.
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jenny @ Faith and Pearl said...

Ooh! These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from White Wednesday and now following your blog

xoxo
jenny

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Rebecca, the cuffs you made are hands down wonderful!!! So see....you don't need to SEW to have such pretties!

xxoo
Becky

Michella Marie said...

Hi Rebecca!!!
Still lovin' the cuffs!!
Thank you so much for adding me to your post and linking up to my new party!! Have a wonderful day!!
LOVE FROM TEXAS!!!
Michella
www.michella.com

Poppy said...

Chic indeed! I love all the little details you added... it looks very elegant and makes a beautiful accessory to any outfit.. lovely idea! I like how you used the cuff of an old sweater.. very inspiring.Thanks for sharing with us. Dropping in from Michella's Show me How party. I'm so is stopped by~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Poppy said...

I'm so glad I stopped by~Poppy

Stacey said...

I don't know what to call them but they sure are pretty. I think that would be a fun way to dress up jeans day. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous, Rebecca. You are just SO creative. Keep up the good work.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jenny said...

How sweet! I am forever seeing sewing machines at garage sales...but, hey, why bother! This is such a wonderful technique.

Amy Peng said...

Wow, you really smart, very nice.And I also learned to explain clearly. We are do the women's clothing, welcome. http://www.stylishsquare.com

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