Friday, May 20, 2011

Fools for Love Cuff Bracelet...

The other day, I had the pleasure of taking Kim St. Jean's "Metal Fold Forming" class via Beaducation! It was really inspirational and I decided to try my hand at it. I had all of the tools and materials on-hand, so I got right to work. Here is what I made:

I've given it the name, "Fools for Love Cuff Bracelet".

Instead of duplicating the one she demonstrates exactly, I created mine with an "X" fold pattern that goes around the cuff. Originally I had thought that I might like to rivet some "O" shapes on, but once it was hammered out, I didn't think it needed it and thought that adding them would be a little overkill. The "mountains" turned into the perfect frames to stamp letters. I did a fire-polish patina in these stamped windows as well, creating almost a harlequin look with the rainbow iridescence. Kim shares a version of this as a bonus technique! (I also added a little Gilder's Paste to brighten up the ridges.) I'm really happy with the end result!

If you'd like to learn how to make a cuff bracelet like this, CLICK HERE to check out Kim's Metal Fold Forming workshop on Beaducation!

12 comments:

Regina said...

Wow!

Elizabeth said...

Love it

Gaea said...

That looks like so much fun!

Cool!

Anne said...

Great job Andrew! I took a workshop w/Kim last Feb...she and her husband Norm are so nice!

Janet said...

Andrew that is just Fabulous!!

pattivan said...

That cuff is just stunning!!!

Alice said...

Andrew, that's a gorgeous cuff!

KayzKreationz said...

That turned out wonderful. It sounds like a great class.

Sally Anderson said...

It's just beautiful, Andrew!

sandi m said...

Beautiful Andrew. This class is even more tempting to try.

Paula Lee M. said...

That's a beautiful cuff, especially for a first effort. I love cuffs, I may try that myself.
Good job.

kate mckinnon said...

Love it!!! I have wanted to play with fold forming myself, and just haven't done it.