Soft Cyprus green flowers seem to dance with joy on this demure hand embroidered felt cuff.
Queen Anne's Lace Green Silk Embroidered Wrist Cuff by Waterrose
Waterrose is a refreshing sight on the vast Etsy landscape. Designer Rose's intricately embroidered cuffs made of hand dyed felt and lined with linen or silk are a delight. So soft and feminine, they make me ache for something hand crafted --- an heirloom only a grandmother could concoct. Read all about an artist taking needlework to new heights in this week's artist interview...
Q: What makes your shop unique?
I think the type of embroidery designs that I create make my shop unique. Embroidery seems to now be making a comeback, just like knitting. This comeback is important for all arts to keep them alive and appreciated.
Q: How long have you been designing cuff bracelets?
Q: Describe the cuffs you design (materials, style, special features etc.)
About three years ago we were traveling down the Pacific Coast Highway and we came to a quilt shop. I'm a quilter as well. As I walked around in the shop I found the most amazing bundle of felted wool. I didn't know what I was going to do with it. It sat on my design table for about three months and then I had an ah ha moment. I had been doing some embroidery and was wondering how to turn it into wearable art...well the wool felt was the perfect canvas.
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...)
My buyers range in age from 18 to 80. Also a mom or two who have purchased a piece for their younger daughters for special occasions to keep as heirloom pieces. That is quite a question, what two celebrities I think would rock my cuff. While she isn't alive, I think that Katharine Hepburn would have been a perfect candidate. She had such class and style and was never overstated. And, also Katherine Heigl. I think that she is fun and spirited and appears to appreciate beautiful accessories.
Q: Finish the following sentence: "I consider myself a cuffie (lover of cuffs) because..."
...for me these cuffs are an extension of an art that I love doing. So I create cuffs because I want a customer to look at the piece of art and think about the design and the love that has gone into making this special accessory.