The weather is getting warmer and the sleeves are getting shorter. Exposed wrists are in desperate need of jewelry – some new, some old and some handmade. This season, I’m all about making these braided brass cuffs, inspired by AurĂ©lie Bidermann’s Copacabana bracelet. The most complicated step to this tutorial is drilling holes through the cuff but if you’ve got a steady hand and a tiny drill bit, you’ll be churning these out before you know it.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2″ blank brass cuff 
  • 6 skeins of embroidery thread 
  • 1 skein of metallic gold embroidery thread 
  • an embroidery needle 
  • a rotary drill 
  • a drill bit