Wednesday

VanGogh Starry Night Hand Embroidered Cuff

I began the design on this cuff in November and finished embroidering it in December. It was a special order for an English Professor at a college on the east coast. Once I got over the fear of trying to recreate a master artwork in embroidery....I was excited to begin. I used about 50 different colors and shades of embroidery floss, put down some markers to keep everything in scale, and then picked up a needle and started stitching.

I spent many evenings stitching....and asking Mr.W what he thought. At first he was very kind because it didn't look like much at all, but as it got closer to being done he was as excited as I was with the outcome. As I placed the first stitches I never thought it would actually come out looking similar to the original. I only hoped that it would. What have you worked on lately that excited and scared you at the same time?

You can find this cuff in my shop as a limited edition. If you order one it will take a couple of weeks to complete.

16 reviews:

Autumn2May said...

That is amazing! Congratulations it's beautiful!

Jennie :)

mermaiden said...

holy crap, that's outrageous! i'd cut my ear off to have that ;P

Anna said...

I have to say that this is one of my favorite cuffs! I'm also really partial to your Queen Anne's Lace as well, but this one is a real stunner!

Autumnforest said...

That's amazing and so inspired. I just adore it!

Pink Pig said...

Your talent is amazing i just love these cuff's and your passion for your work certainly shows. You are one talented lady!

Waterrose said...

mermaiden....please don't cut off your ear...lol

MAB Jewelry said...

I actually gasped at these pictures. Amazing.

Sherry said...

I love this so much Rose. And your blog design is simply stunning.

Dotty Jane said...

Gorgeous!

twolefthands said...

OMG! The colors are gorgeous and your work as always is exceptional!

Fringe said...

Oh, I love love love it! It's a masterpiece. It makes me very happy to look at this beautiful piece of art. Thank you for being you...

xo

Bejeweled said...

Oh, wow...that's gorgeous! Looks just like the painting!

And you have a new blog design too..oooooh pretty! Love the new button bar up at the top. Know what you mean about having many interests and facets of yourself and how it can be challenging to combine them in one blog. You do a fabulous job!!

selahestelle said...

oh well done! You are an inspiration!

FoundVintageStyle said...

It's fantastic- really amazing- I love it!


a while back someone asked me to do 2 tailored chokers; one black, one white. my style is very freeform so I was scared but went ahead... I figured it out and she was happy- whew!

Waterrose said...

Thanks for sharing that FVS...it's always scary to venture into another realm!

Thanks everyone for visiting and comment! ...so happy to see all of your faces!

JunkART & FarOutArts said...

Wow! This is such a neat idea, and you did a very good job at re-creating such a favored piece of art.

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