Thursday, September 23, 2010


Hi Everyone!
I have had this cuff made for about a week. I could not find a clasp that would go with it. I have millions of clasps and not one looked right. I checked the bead store here in Florence and there were some possibilities but nothing that jumped out at me. Then yesterday while we were in Eugene I found this brushed Matt silver and it was perfect! So here is "Ocean blue".
The beautiful glass cab is one made by Lori Cook. Please go visit her blog and etsy store. Out of the Flames

This is where it all started Nicole's BeadBacking and Lori's cab
 Seed beads in sizes 15/o, 12/o, 11/o
 I have silver chain sewn in the cuff.
 Sterling rice beads and flat rounds
Turquoise leather for the finished backing

Honor and integrity in life in art


  1. Looks fantastic Nicole - I do love that cab! The cuff looks amazing - so many different beads to find! Clasp looks great too!


  2. I have been checking out Lori's stuff and she is awesome! I love that cab and your cuff is amazing!

  3. Your cuff is absolutely gorgeous, Nicole! I agree, it can be very frustrating trying to find the right clasp to finish off a piece. Sometimes it is so straightforward, and other times it drives you crazy, trying to find the perfect one.

  4. WOW- That is so awesome..I am loving your freeform cuffs. Love this one especially as its in my favorite colors...clasp looks perfect!

  5. Oh, ask me about finding the right clasp! That's when I started to make my own clasps. Beautiful cab and perfect showcase for it!

  6. If I could get my jaw to close...I would tell you that that is the most beautiful cuff with the most unusual (beautiful in a good way) cab!
    Don't know why I should be surprised since YOU created it!

  7. Also trying to catch up after my computer crash....Congrats on the new camera--new toys are always fun.

    Sorry to hear about the continued trouble with your foot. Never even heard of a 3d scan! Hope it all turns out ok.

  8. The perfect clasp on a gorgeous cuff! Congratulations.


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