A Brass Cuff is the New Blank Canvas

Here is a brass embellished cuff to inspire you to have some fun.  This is the type of a cuff I would definitely wear!

The new brass cuffs at John Bead are quite elegant in their original state.  But who could leave them unadorned?

For this cuff I pulled out this tissue paper.

I mod podged the tissue to the cuff and lit it dry.

I also applied two layers of high gloss varnish to seal the paper.

Then out came my favorite glue!

I glued to the cuff metal flowers, crystals and rhinestone chain.

No matter what I do with a blank cuff I end up with a fun, unique (and inexpensive) bracelet!

2 thoughts on “A Brass Cuff is the New Blank Canvas”

  1. I have bought these cuffs and I wanted to do something like your beautiful cuff above. You used tissue on your cuff would scrapbook paper work if it was thin? I have used regular elmers glue when I did crafts years ago and it worked on cardboard but not sure on metal do you think this glue would work instead of mod podged? One last question hope you don’t mind, what type of varnish do you recommend? Thank You, KD

    1. Scrapbook paper might be difficult to glue in place if it is thick. The beauty of tissue is that it clings so quickly. Lots of people use paper though! I use Mod Podge because it is relatively thin and dries clear. If your glue does that you really don’t need to buy anything special. As for varnishing, I either apply 2-3 more coats of mod podge or a craft paint varnish.

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