GREATER THAN A CROWN, Gothic Steampunk Royal Cuff With Rainbow Moonstone, Victorian Velvet Ribbon, Italian Silk and Seed Pearls by SHEELA GOH
I've recently become enamoured of Dolores Costello, the original Goddess of the Silent Screen and grandmother to the immensely talented Drew Barrymore.
This lush wristwrapper here is a tactile tribute to that delicately beautiful blonde-haired actress who stole the hearts of millions in the golden era of hollywood flicks.
Her complex and multi-faceted personality are reflected in the stark contrast exuded by the pairing of Black against White Laces, vintage of course. These provide an airy yet lavish framework for that plush setting of Golden Yellow Italian Dupioni Silk, which serves to echo Ms Costello's tresses.
Against this enchanting backdrop, a sheer wisp of Silk Black Lace with Silver Lame inserts has been delicately pintucked to create some subtle flounce. An exquisitely embroidered Victorian Silk Velvet Ribbon from the 1890s takes centrestage as swags of 925 Sterling Silver Chains drape beautifully below it. These are further adorned with Rainbow Moonstone Spiral Twist Briolettes as well as wee Seed Pearls. A final ruffled layer of Pure Italian Silk adds just that right touch of tattered decadence.
Lined with Pinstriped Italian Wool Suiting, GREATER THAN A CROWN measures approximately 5" tall by 7" across. She secures with Vintage Glass Buttons, this cuff can comfortably fit wrists sized from 5" all the way to about 75".
All fabrics and findings used in Sheela Goh Couture designs (unless indicated otherwise) are antique and over 100 years old. In fact, some bits are authentic Edwardian and Victorian. Seriously. So please, do wear her with care and respect.
Spot clean only.
Stitched entirely by hand, with needle and thread.
©2006-2009 Sheela Goh (that means absolutely NO copying of my work or my style of writing - imitation is NOT flattery here, thank you very much).