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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Creative Expressions Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to everyone taking part in the Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop , if you've come here from Jean Gursoy you're in the right place.

All the details and information can be found on the Creative Expressions news blog here.


Creative Expressions are offering a prize of £15 on each blog. To enter the giveaways simply leave a comment on each of the 8 DT blogs (listed below, after after my makes details). The hop will close and prize winners will be announced on Monday 8th April on the Creative Expressions News blog. 
 
There will also be a spot Prize on Kim Dellows blog on Fri 5th April

So we were challenged to use some of the great new ribbon in stock here for Creative Expressions and I chose to some wonderful cream and white crochet ribbon. So here is my make :



We were challenged to use some of the wonderful new ribbons from creative expressions and I used the great white crochet ribbon here, and the lovely cream crochet ribbon here.

I started by cutting a strip of grungepaper and embossing using the replacements embossing folder and colouring with vintage photo and walnut stain distress ink.


I then added colour to the crochet ribbon adding vintage photo and walnut stain ink and spritzing with water.. to a cream piece and a white piece.
I then cut one piece in half and stitched to either side of the grungepaper cuff.
With the other piece I fixed it to the front of the cuff.


Finally I added a hitch fastner to close the bracelet, and some mini gears, washers , fastners and a philosophy tag.
For more wonderful ribbon inspiration make sure you continue the hop! Hope you liked my ribbon inspired hop and maybe you will be inspired to play with some ribbon too! You might be a lucky prize winner!



 
have fun x

so here is the full blog hop list:

1. Tracy Evans
2. Trish Latimer
3. Jean Gursoy
4. Trace Metcalfe * that's me!
5. Gillian Simson
6. Tracey Laughton
7. Shary Nettleship
8. Michelle Webb

9. Kim Dellow (Fri 5th April) there will a spot prize here on the 5th of April...

and your next stop from here is : Gillian Simson.

have a fun and inky day
and hope you enjoy the hop....first time for me being part of one....
trace  x

157 comments :

  1. Oooh its amazing Trace, wow I love it! Such a great idea. Michelle x

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  2. Gorgeously vintage fabulous x

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  3. Such an unusual project, not for me personally but I have a niece who would love it!! so thankl you for the idea. Regards Jackie D

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  4. Morning Tracey
    What a lovely bracelet or is it a napkin ring either way its fabulous. Very clever
    Amanda x

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  5. another WOW!!!!!!!! So many different uses for this ribbon and lace

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  6. I like this very much. I would not have thought of using ribbon like this. I am learning a lot today. Thanks Jackie

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  7. Hi Trace, lovely idea, love your use of the ribbon to create a bracelet. Love the embossing too and the added philosophy tag. Great idea. Tracy x x

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  8. Wow wow wow, I love this idea, such an unusual way to use the lace

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  9. Love this - just my grunge colours and such a lovely combination of ribbon and grunge paper

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  10. Love the lace and cogs combination!

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  11. Love the crochet ribbon. Make things look so expensive. So many ways to use it. Thanks for the onspiration.

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  12. This is such a clever idea for a bracelet! Love it...thank you for sharing it with us.

    Love Sheila xx

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  13. Wow, this is a very interesting used of all the cool attributes. Nice job.

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  14. Fabulous bracelet,nice and modern,love what you have done with paper and ribbon! love Helen

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  15. oooooh love that cuff will definately have to give it a go

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  16. How inventive, would never have thought of using ribbon this way, must try this idea
    Hilary

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  17. A great idea Trace, looks lovely xx

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  18. Great idea - love the way you've used the ribbon to make the bracelet!!

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  19. Now where did I put that grungepaper when I got fed up with making watch straps? Thanks very much for the idea. SueL

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  20. I really have to get this crochet ribbon!! Loving how this blog hop is making me think " outside of the box. Gillian x

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  21. Really stylish and sophisticated trace, love it. Love jean xx

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  22. What very different ideas everyone has had. I love this design as my nieces would love to wear it. I like the different textures together - very unusual

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  23. I have to get some of that gorgeous crochet ribbon, it looks fabulous - especially in your hands, lol!! Thanks for a great post today.

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  24. This is a different type of crafting to me but do like what you have created.

    Rgds June
    xx

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  25. Oh I love this it is fab..that ribbon is gorgeous well done!!

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  26. How gorgeous granddaughter would love this!

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  27. Very different piece of artwork, but very clever!

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  28. Hi Trace,
    This is fab! What a clever way of using the crochet ribbon. Love the beautiful vintage look. Linda xx

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  29. Fabulous project Trace ! Love the crocheted lace and to be able to wear it is so cool! Sue C x

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  30. this is awesome, thanks for sharing the info on how to make it :)

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  31. Love what you have created, very unusual.
    Lydia

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  32. Very different-sorry not really my thing but know many young people who would love it.

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  33. am drooling over this, i adore ribbon and lace, anther must do. Would make fabulous

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  34. WOW I love this Steampunk is a favourite of mine and this has just blown me away what an absolutely stunning piece of jewellery. I love the fabulous cogs
    and that ribbon looks fabulous.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  35. What a talented DT - another great project using the lace. Thanx for the chance to win in the hop.
    Hugz, Jan xx

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  36. A really unusual 'out of the box' project. Brilliant

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  37. What a great idea to make a bracelet. Love the vintage/steampunk look, very clever.
    Jeannie xxx

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  38. What a really cool design. Stunning is the word

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  39. Just my style absolutely love it

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  40. always love your ideas.....this one is really cool.
    Christine in Darcy....xx

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  41. OOh this cuff is just up my street...Thanks for the inspiration.
    Carolx

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  42. Hi trace wow this is an amazing bracelet that my youngest daughter would be over the moon to wear!, I would never have thought this was possible and I'm definitely going to get some grunge paper and give it a go so thanks for the idea. Love Lesley x

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  43. Fascinating, what a great use of the ribbons.

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  44. This is so cool! Loving the blog hop!

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  45. Such a clever idea, love it!

    Karen

    http://frayedroundtheedges.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. I love this bracelet, wow what a good idea, thanks for the inspiration Louise x

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  47. clever idea for a grungy bracelet - love it!
    Best wishes.
    Lynne in Spain

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  48. Another fab idea. Looks so cool !

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  49. Loving the blog hop and all the amazing projects. This is gorgeous!

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  50. Really love it, what a clever idea and what inspiration thank you!

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  51. Hi. Im not a grunge/vintage/steampunk kinda gal Im afraid but I do appreciate what you have done to bring the lace to life.

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  52. Hi Trace, wow what an amazing idea. I would never have thought of making something like this.
    I love all things vintage so this is perfect for me...x

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  53. love this ideal will have to have ago at making one thankls for the idea

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  54. Trace, what a genuis idea, i totally love it, i would have never thought to use the lace ribbon in that way but it totally works, i just think of using lace on 'pretty' projects.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Crafty hugs
    Sandra Riley

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  55. What an amazing, clever idea! I love your Steampunk bracelet!

    love Mags B x

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  56. It makes a nice napkin holder too.
    Sonia x

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  57. What a great idea to make a bracelet, it is stunning thanks for the inspiration
    Smiles
    Ita

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  58. What a fabulous bracelet I must have a go at making this
    Hugs x
    Heather T

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  59. Wow Trace, so many responses! Great blog hop and love your bracelet, such a clever idea. Hugs, Anne x

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  60. Fantastic cuff, the crochet ribbon looks great with grungepaper

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  61. Well, what can I say Tracy? This is a must do for me! Such a clever idea to use grungeboard and so effective. Heavily into Steampunk at the moment so will be hot footing to my Room of Stash to doooooooo !!! Thank you so much Brittx

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  62. Hi Trace just showed your bracelet to a non crafty 16 year old girl and what did she say wow can you make me one no wait two one in black too! My reply the stuff is up the stairs I will help but Trace has given to good photos and instructions. Better go rescue my craft boxes she a girl on a mission. Great project thanks for sharing with us.

    Hugs
    Fiona P
    xxx

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  63. Novel idea, would never have thought of making a bracelet with crochet ribbon. The young girls at work would absolutely love this.

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  64. What a great idea - I really like this!
    Thank you!

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  65. Love your vintage/grunge cuff bracelet Trace, gorgeous. xx

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  66. PIN!!! This is amazing Trace...what a unique idea...it looks great.

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  67. I know just who to make pne of these for. FAbulous

    CArol B

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  68. How fantastic and unusual.What a clever way of using ribbon to make a bracelet.It is lovely.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Sheila H.

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  69. Fab idea- I would never have thought of this. TFS
    Hugs,
    Trish

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  70. How cool, that's a fantastic idea and a wonderful piece of art.

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  71. Wow another great idea of a way to use the ribbon an just love that lace. X

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  72. I absolutely adore your grunge cuff & great details to follow too......I feel inspired to make one myself!!! TFS, I'm off for more inspiration from Gillian now :D
    Hugs Ann xx

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  73. I really like your project, it has a great vintage feel x

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  74. Just love the cuff bracelet thanks for sharing >melanie

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  75. Excellent idea, Trace - you're so creative! Well done, you xxx

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  76. Hello Trace this project combines elegance, vintage and steampunk. Well done

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  77. Hi Trace,

    Stunning vintage cuff, loving the texture from the embossing and cog embellishments and the touch of femininity that the lace brings :-)

    Donna Jones

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  78. WOW !! This is absolutely stunning !! xhugsx Nikki

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  79. Great idea!! Love it!!

    Lesley x

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  80. Fabulous project and use of the crochet ribbon. looks great and as its wearable even better, x

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  81. What a clever idea!
    Aileen xx

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  82. Love this steam punk cuff very inventive xx hazel

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  83. Really like this idea and so very creative. great blog hop
    x catherine

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  84. A lovely idea for a bracelet, vintage and shabby chic all in one.

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  85. This is very different and very nice. Did you line the inside?

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  86. I would never have thought of using grunge board /paper for jewelry I love it !
    thank you for your inspiration

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  87. This is fabulous trace - what a cool idea. Really different too. Hugs rachel xc

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  88. I know a young lady who would love this and now you have shown how to do it I feel I must give it a try.

    Wilma x x x

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  89. What an interesting combination of textures - would never think of trying something like this - thanks for the inspiration.

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  90. Such a beautiful cuff, Trace! I love it!

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  91. What a beautiful cuff, Trace! I love it!

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  92. Great choice of ribbons and the bracelet is really cool! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  93. Fabulous out of the box thinking Trace and a lovely finished piece.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  94. Fantastic cuff bracelet great for any age xx

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  95. What an original and clever project you made..fab x

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  96. Love that you made something totally different! Like it a lot; looks old and some how soft... Hugs, Gerrina

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  97. Beautiful vintage look cuff! Very clever and could be adapted for lots of uses and trims!

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  98. Grunge paper, who knew?! A fabulous cuff, love colours & added trinkets, washers etc & charm. Bit steampunky which I love! :)

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  99. This is amazing Tracy, I absolutely adore the combination of masculine and feminine elements on you bracelet. A stunning piece!!

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  100. Just yum Trace! love the different textures and the steampunk theme, wonderful! Kimx

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  101. wow what a different way of using grangepaper and ribbon, great idea. Good to see new blogs

    regards
    lorraine - scotland

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  102. I have my teenage Granddaughter now begging me to make her this ;-)

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  103. Hi Trace, I love your wrist cuff. Using grunge paper & crochet ribbon to make jewellery is simply inspired. There are so many possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration. Theresa x

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  104. Hi Trace
    I love your beautiful cuff it would look so good with so many different outfits and it looks so expensive and vintage
    Ria

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  105. Fabulous project - I love that crochet ribbon!

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  106. Hi Trace,

    I am loving this blog hop, so many great ideas, I love your cuff made from the lace ribbon its great stuff I have some too, just might try this 'steampunk style' cuff, hugs, Vick xxx
    the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
    MY YTChannels Vixcrafts & Saturatedcanary

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  107. Georgeous bracelet just love it Jean Z xx

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  108. The paper you used looks so much like Leather it's cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  109. Crumbs - I must be the last one in!! Great idea Trace and I so love that lace. Is that sewing I see too??!!
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  110. What a fantastic creation, Trace! LOVE the embossed grungeboard base - leathery and cool - with the delicate lace... just beautiful. I'm not much for jewellery and adornment, but this is one I'd absolutely wear!!
    Alison x

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  111. So different, very inventive so well done! Joy

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  112. good idea for a collar on a jumper.

    Janice

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  113. A unique creation Trace, love it,, the lace is so delicate and the embossed grungeboard is stunning.
    Crafty hugs June x

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  114. These crochet ribbons are stunning and your grundge paper looks like leather, fabulous project.

    Michelle E x

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  115. Very very clever ! You are very creative
    Rachel x

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  116. Such a fantastic idea Trace! This is really taking your thinking outside the box and what a gorgeous piece of jewellery as a result. Love it. Hugs, Jenny x

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  117. I love grungepaper and this is a delightfully vintage piece made with it!

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  118. Delightful! I love Steampunk creations. Thanks for sharing!

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  119. Wow your bracelet is amazing Trace, reckon all your friends will want one too. xx

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  120. Fab bracelet, love all the metal embellies:)
    Val x

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  121. I love your cuff bracelet, love the ribbon and the gears and everything!

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  122. Gosh Trace, what a great idea to use the crotchet ribbon & grunge paper with added cogs & metal embellishments! So different but fantastic! xx Love Karen xx

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  123. Wow, love this! I really like the crochet ribbon x

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  124. Great idea. Love the way it turned out. Getting great inspiration. Jackie x

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  125. I love this cuff, I have a daughter who would love to wearing this.

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  126. Woweee Trace FABULOUS !
    Von ♥

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  127. Hi Trace
    This is a real eye opener for me as i have never used Grunge , however i must get some and give your cuff a try ,it truly is superb .
    As above i have a granddaughter who will want me to make her one to wear when she sees it ,i am sure she will say " its so COOL ".

    Elaine H X

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  128. This is really cool. My daughter would love this

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  129. Wow what a fab design love your creativity just amazing :)

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  130. Great idea will have to try this.

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  131. GREAT ITEM MY GRAND DAUGHTERS WOULD LOVE THIS KIND OF THINGS AS BRACELETS

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  132. LOVE YOUR STYLES THEY ARE FAB AWAY FROM THE USUAL

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  133. i love this cuff and both My Grand daughters would love me making this kind of item wait till i show them on my return from holliday



    Anne from scotland on holiday in france

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  134. Wow Trace, this is brilliant, I love the inspiration disc hanging like a charm. Very steampunk but also elegant enough that it can be worn anytime.
    Hope all is well with you? x

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  135. Gorgeous! Saw it on FB the other day and drooled.

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  136. Love this Trace! A great idea and so eclectic. Chris xxx

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  137. Love, love love this....so original!!! :-)

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x