One of my favourite design houses is the House of Chanel started by Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, more well known as Coco Chanel. She is often credited with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style. She is well known for the little black dress, tweed suits, distinctive costume jewellery and the 2.55 bag. Her use of beautiful tweed and always the pearls makes her fashion exudes style, sophistication, class and timelessness.
The Gabrielle Cuff is my homage to Coco Chanel who is very often my personal muse when it comes to beading. Her love of pearls is evident in a bold cuff that is studded with luscious pearls in a grid pattern. The grid is further embellished to resemble the look and texture of the tweed she so loves. Gabrielle may be worn 2 ways – one with a clasp and for those of you who would like to touch of whimsy - a ribbon can be used as closure.
Ribbon Not Included
Additional clasp available from here