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the morrigan, goddess, wrist cuff

in a nutshell, the morrígan is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. she sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors.

this wrist cuff bracelet is 95% hand-sewn with very little machine sewing (just on the ends for reinforcement). it is adorned with both vintage and antique beads, buttons and lace, as well as a vintage chandelier crystal.  it fastens in the back with snap hidden underneath an antique cream button.

the morrigan, goddess, wrist cuff

belisama is the celtic goddess of fire. more specifically, she was connected with lakes and rivers, fire, crafts and light.  this wrist cuff was designed for a bold, fiery lady. (maybe i should keep it?)

belisama, celtic goddess of fire, wrist cuff

i’ve gotten bored of snap closures so i tried my hand at some hand-made clasps.  i think they need a bit of work, but this isn’t too terribly bad, for a beginner, if i do say so myself.  (shhhh if you think it sucks — i’m trying to boost my ego a bit here — i’m no metal worker)  i wear every cuff for a few hours to make sure it’s “perfect” and i think i’m going to reinforce the clasp a bit as one side shifts and turns a tiny bit.

belisama celtic goddess of fire wrist cuff

these and other wrist cuffs can be found in my shop: http://alteredbits.com/alicia-caudle-art.php

last night, while feeling happy that my little man was feeling better after days of fever and poo and being in the hospital for a day, i decided to make a cuff bracelet.  they are so much fun.  well, i ended up starting three.

then today, my little dude, after only a day and a half of feeling better, came down with a high fever again.  i’m really worried.  most people have more than one kiddo and calm down after each one — things aren’t as stressful once you’re to the second, third or fourth kiddo.  he’s my first and only so i’m in panic mode the second anything is wrong.  but seriously though… isn’t a high fever from sunday to wednesday night, a break, then a high fever again on saturday not good?  i so hope he’s better for the fourth… tomorrow.  we have fun plans of fireworks and grilling and joyous adventures.

but the cuffs… the distraction.  this one is called “green as the sea”.

rusty bits found on the ocean’s shore with pretty little sea green stone beads…

a little shell, hidden in some silk…

the ruffle rises and falls like the sea on one side of the wrist…

probably looks better not on me…

i’ll be putting these (this and the others once complete) in my altered bits shop or in my etsy shop as soon as i’m not taking temperatures and administering fluids and fever reducers and secretly fretting.

i was going to do a cuff a day from yesterday through next friday… but we shall see.  babies first.  pretties second.  just thought it would be a nice tiny break from all of the books and assemblages i have lined up here… a little instant gratification.

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