Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Houndstooth Cuff Bracelet

  After I got married (which by the way was almost 26 years ago) I remember changing from my wedding dress into a little houndstooth suit, and grabbing my luggage to go on my honeymoon.  I remember how much I loved that suit.  As I think back it was a symbol that my life was about to move forward with my husband and that now we would be making decisions as one!

Last year I challenged myself to make a bracelet which resembled the pattern of that suit and this is what I came up with.


 This bracelet cuff is special to me because of the peyote stitch I used.  When I started beading years ago, I tried to learn as many stiches as I could but the peyote stitch just baffled me.  It wasn't until years later that I was able to master it.  My husband was a cheerleader for me when I came to him complaining that I just couldn't get the stitch.  He assured me that I could do it.  Now when I create things with peyote, it comes to me effortlessly.  I challenged myself with this cuff to make a clasp instead of purchasing one.  I love the little barrel clasp that I created for it!  The whole bracelet is all peyote stitch!