The rustle of frilly fabric, the feel of gathers and lace and the glitter of beading . . .
. . . so very very frou frou !!
I made these cuffs to resemble the wide skirt panniers worn in the 18th century
French court. They were flamboyant and grand and very very decadent.
I have mixed some lovely modern fabric, some nett, and some frothy powder blue and
pale coffee lace together to make a pair of Marie Antoinette style special occasion cuffs.
In the centre I have placed a portrait of the lady herself printed on cotton.
She is wearing her famous blue dress.
Around this I added cream seed beads in little flower shapes with a blue bead in the centers.
There are five “champagne” swarovski crystals on each cuff with little crowns of shiny seed
beads to add a royal shimmer.
The cuffs have soft backing for comfort.
They close with elastic around a beautiful irridescent shell button.
Make a right royal entrance on your wedding day or special occasion.
Or just wear them while eating cupcakes !!
size flat = 8inch high x 8+1.2 inch wide approx
As all designs are made with mixtures of fabric and beads /crystals they cannot be washed.
(They can be spot cleaned but avoid the printed cotton)
They should be treated and worn with care so that the delicate stitches do not snag.
When not being worn keep flat in a safe place away from sunlight, damp, dogs, cats or children !!