I mentioned a while back that I’m slightly addicted to ribbon and during that time I’ve been collecting all kinds of offcuts that I’m hoping to use for crafty projects. This weekend, I finally got around to using one of my favourite pieces – a gorgeous bird print ribbon – when I made this bead embroidered felt cuff bracelet.
How I made this bead embroidered cuff bracelet
To make this bracelet, I used a brass cuff blank and measured out roughly how much felt I’d need to cover it, cutting out two pieces the same size, one for the inside and one for the outside. I then covered the inside of the bracelet with one piece of felt using glue. I trimmed it to size leaving an overlap of around 2mm.
On the second piece of felt (the outside piece), I trimmed some of the bird print ribbon to size, shaping the ends to make them round. I glued the ribbon onto the felt and embroidered around the edge of the ribbon with size 11/0 seed beads (silver lined crystal AB).
Once I’d completed edging the ribbon with seed beads, I glued this piece of felt with the ribbon design onto the front of the cuff blank and trimmed to size so it matched the inside felt piece.
To finish, I stitched both pieces of felt together with the cuff blank in between and used beads whilst stitching to hide the edge.
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