June 17, 2018

pair of purple paracord cuffs 4269

 Special order design for a pair of purple cuffs, one large one small bth made in a "fishtail" braid.  The button is a custom clay disc with a walnut shell textured imprint.

The cord is a 525 nylon paracord
 The weave design has two passes creating a substantial thick result.
The weave is naturally flexible and easily modified for an infinite number of potential sizes.

This is a custom order, find similar designs in the ETSY shop here.


June 15, 2018

red six rib tapestry cuff bracelet 4239

 Predominantly red this cuff has layered color accents all made with small batch dyed cotton.
 Single button and loop closure makes this big cuff easy to manage.
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June 13, 2018

blue double weave tapestry cuff bracelet 4238

 Thinner blue cotton is used in a double strand weave creating a subtle hexagonal effect.

Medium width six rib design loom made.
A single ball button secures the double nylon loops for a secure and simple closure.
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June 11, 2018

wide eleven rib tapestry cuff with beads 4237

 Nine square wood beads, eleven ribs, two buttons this cuff is a colorful conglomeration. Loom woven with color accents made from small batch dyed cotton and cotton floss.
 Two clay buttons and loops secure this big cuff
The full design can be easily seen here.

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June 9, 2018

plum six rib tapestry cuff bracelet 4236

  Narrower six rib design made with cotton floss over a nylon cord core. These tapestry cuffs are all made on a small loom. The colors are a darker plum purple contrasted with maroon.
Maroon accent sets off the ivory ball button. Easy to manage and secure.


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June 7, 2018

red tapestry cuff bracelet with wood beads 4235

 Wider eight rib design made with small batch dyed cotton and wood barrel beads.
 Easy to wear with a single button and loop toggle closure.
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June 5, 2018

tapestry cuff bracelet with beads 4233

 Six rib tapestry cuff bracelet made with handmade glass beads from West Africa.  All cotton cord with polymer clay button.
 Darker tones of blue and brown layered together with a brighter lemon yellow in a progression around the circumference.

Contrasting wrap colors frame the glass beads.


A pair of loops and a single pressed clay button create a simple east toggle closure.

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April 19, 2017

clamshell cuff concept





Monolithic shape precision assembly satin texture surfaces all weather material assemble in place




stainless threaded edge fasteners tool required
elemental geometries anatomical shape






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design and photographs copyright 2017

April 3, 2017

ecru and red string weave cuff bracelet 4131

 All cotton core with an alternating one-two single string weave creates this unique cuff. The alternating weave eliminates the ribbed texture in favor of a more finely textured weave.

7" (178 mm) circumference

Red cotton floss accent defines the width transition.



 The warp cords were reversed at the loop end to increase the width (to the right of the red accent.)

How this is made is a secret.
A single poly clay button secures the double loops.



See similar designs in the ETSY shop.


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March 30, 2017

red grey and walnut hand dyed cotton cuff bracelet 4129

 Two distressed clay buttons secure this wide cuff made from an array of black polyester cord.  They wider design is a variant of the basic tapestry weave technique explained here.

The buttons are polymer clay textured with a walnut shell and over baked to achieve the brown color and texture.
 A mix of hand dyed #24 cotton string and lightweight cotton floss incorporated into a landscape of color and texture.
Size 7 1/2" (191 mm) circumference
2 1/4" (58 mm) wide






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March 28, 2017

lemon verdigris grey two button cuff 4130

A full 10 stand warp wide this two button cuff  shows off the subtle colors in a pyramid edge design.

Warp cords are 3 mm cotton, the buttons are a two hole textured polymer clay.

overall 7 1/2" (191 mm) circumference
2 1/4" (58 mm) wide
 The flat out view shows the design of triangle pyramids alternating between the lemon and verdigris colors.

Here are some other designs you might like:

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heather grey one button cuff 

one button string weave leather lacing cuff white
The whole piece is a single wrap process with the warp ends returned into the weave so no stump ends are visible.

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March 26, 2017

white spiral bangle 4138

This little bangle is another project exploiting the possibilities of a common modern material PVC plastic. This design tales advantage of PVC's ability to take and hold a shape when heated as well as the polished finish made with a cotton buffing process.

The overlapping ends are tapered to maintain the proportions of diameter to width then the rough shape is warmed in a stovetop water bath. The softened plastic is then placed on an oval mold and allowed to cool.

This view shows the overlap.

The rough-cut is then sanded to remove the cutting tool marks then buffed with a motorized wheel. The cotton buffing prices heats the surface of the plastic just enough to fuse the surface creating the smooth semi-polished texture.

7 3/8" (187 mm) circumference
2 1/2" (63 mm) x 2 1/4" (58 mm) oval diameter

A similar design can be seen here.

More of these are available on the ArtFact Site shop 





design and photographs copyright 2017