Wednesday, October 3, 2012

BTW: Using Pillow Cord

My latest boho-inspired design uses a mix of beadweaving and bits from my sewing box. 

I hit a sale awhile back and picked up a few yards of this, and a few yards of that. I was thinking pillows. So I also bought some cord to finish the pillows I had in mind. The thing is ... the fabric is still very nicely folded and stored away. But I started thinking that I just might have another use for that cord. 

I pulled out a bit of the cord, and matched it up to some pretty purple matte beads that I realized would make a beautiful trim to a boho bracelet. I started with a peyote band and stitched it into one of the pillow trim cords. I fit a matching piece to the other side and stitched that in on the other side. Then I created a hand-hammered hook that I slipped into one end of the bracelet and added a woven hook on the other side. 

It is a simple cuff, but fun and comfortable to wear. I really like this new pattern and I'm working on adapting the pattern to other stitches, colors, beads and cords. This style will be back.

15 comments:

Plami said...

Pretty and original as always :) Love the color! :)

XoXo
Plami

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Tammy Lau said...

I love jewelry and accessories..whenever I travel, I will buy so many of them:P....I wish I can be as creative as you are:) this is awesome:)

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BIKBIK AND RORO said...

How cool! This one has a bit of tough girl/biker chic happening :)

Christine Altmiller said...

oh we definitely want to see more of these! the combos are endless! what a great, inventive idea. i love the hook too. those pillow fixins didn't go to waste after all!

AntiquityTravelers said...

yep - that's it. Name of this piece will be 'Biker Chick'

Duni said...

I've never seen this technique before - how unique! And gorgeous colour, perfect for Fall!!

Bobbie said...

What a terrific idea! And that clasp is ingenious (and gorgeous). Can't wait to see what else you make with this technique!

LindaCO said...

Love the tone on tone play of texture, and the handmade clasp totally makes it. Looking forward to seeing future designs on this!

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Wonderful technique, Cynthia... makes me wish I had saved those bits and pieces from long ago LOL.

BeadedTail said...

I love that! The color, the style, everything is fabulous!

Marla said...

WOW! That is awesome! Super creative idea and it looks fantastic! You really need to make more of these!

Little Miss Alizzi said...

I'm pretty much obsessed with cuffs & bracelets of any kind. This is great and I'm loving the color. Perfect for fall =D
-Jen
http://www.littlemissalizzi.com/

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful Cynthia. The cord looks so pretty along the peyote stitch.

Kashmira Patel said...

Wowww!!!! This is really gorgeous!!!

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