"Stir It Up" in this laid back, chunky and colorful, upcycled cuff.
Beer Bead Cuff Bracelet by Electric Penguin
This week's talented cuff creator is Pam --- a Philadelphia based designer whose work has a relaxed island vibe. Her cuff bracelets (the one above made of wood tube beads hand wrapped with beer labels) channel a Jamaican sunset, pair of steel drums, and a glass of warm rum. In her reasonably priced Etsy shop, Electric Penguin, you'll find uber funky bracelets, earrings and necklaces often combining hemp or leather with glass or ceramic beads. Read all about this down-to-earth soul in this week's artist interview...
Q: What makes your shop unique?
It's fun, funky, cool, eclectic and NOT the same type of pieces you see all over Etsy (my apologies to those sellers!!)
Q: How long have you been designing cuff bracelets?
Since October 2009 - not long at all!
Q: Describe the cuffs you design (materials, style, special features etc.)
My favorite is made of beer beads (upcycled beer labels on wood tubes) with brown leather. I also make them with ceramic tubes and hemp.
Q: What type of woman do you imagine wearing your cuffs? (Include the name of at least two celebs that you think would love to rock your cuff and tell why...)
Definitely someone not wanting the same old, same old! And not too formal either. I'm thinking Demi Moore and Courtney Love.
Q: Finish the following sentence: "I consider myself a cuffie (lover of cuffs) because..." ...they're chunky and eye-catching!