Beatrice Cuff

Beatrice Cuff

Beatrice Cuff

Beatrice was my Great Grandmother and she was quite a character; born in London in the 1870s she was a Victorian lady through and through. I only have very distant memories of Beatrice, but my Mother and Grandmother told me many anecdotes about her.

Combining my deep love for the inspirational women who’ve been part of my family life, and my current passion for Victorian and Edwardian architecture, I wanted to follow on from my St Olave necklace by pursuing more lacy swirls, scrolls and curlicues in my beadwork. Think iron gates, church railings and stained glass windows, and maybe something a little French in there too! The centrepiece of this bracelet was directly inspired by the windows in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden – I sat and admired them whilst at a concert where my eldest daughter was performing with the Orpheus Orchestra.

Although this bracelet contains a lot of repeated elements, there was something incredibly satisfying about finishing each curl and setting it in place. More info…

Beatrice Cuff - clasp

Beatrice Cuff showing the clasp

Beatrice Cuff

Wearing my Beatrice Cuff