This Red Gold Couture Cuff is a definite conversation starter! Givenchy wings, Monet bug eyes, and a dangling proboscis of grape pearls, in addition to, white faux pearls and gold glass caviar to finish it off. Originally it had a 1990s fragrance solid hidden beneath an oval marbled red glass cobochon attached to the top and hinged to open.
It has a lower profile – only ½” above the cuff surface. From the eyes to the wing tips it is 3 1/8 inches. The cuff is plated in a high shine gold tone and since I haven’t changed the original size and shape – it will fit the modern woman of today – say, 8 ½ to 9 ½ inch wrist.
By the way, in construction, I use tiny glass beads to make a paste called caviar to hide any glue, brass plate, and in general enhance and strengthen the piece – it is something that takes extra time, and materials, but is the difference between the ordinary and EXCEPTIONAL. You know, the difference between a gnat or a bumble bee… or giant red & gold FLY!
I educated myself by consuming the information of hundreds of books. Then started repairing old jewelry with an eye for restoration. Attending a Wendy Gell workshop with the intent of getting more skill with glues, I had a ball! My friends were excited when they saw them, and exclaimed, “Wow!”
Let’s build a one-of-a-kind art piece just for you. If you have an object or pieces of memorabilia, I can create a custom item for you. Contact me for details! I specialize in handmade jewelry pieces made from upcycled designer vintage jewelry and costume jewelry.