Inspired by the wonderful embroidery of Mexico and the Day of the Dead, I designed and embroidered this colorful cuff. Starting with iridescent purple dupioni silk with teal overtones, I embroidered a bright skull surrounded by a floral motif using cotton embroidery floss. The silk was backed by fabric interfacing to give it a little bit of stiffness. After the embroidery was done, the entire cuff was lined with dark purple ultrasuede, which is very soft and comfortable on the skin. I edged the entire cuff with beaded brick stitch and then a whip stitch beaded fringe in matte raku teal green beads that have flecks of purple in them and tiny shiny gold rocaille beads. All the beadwork was done using nymo thread, which is widely used by bead artists and valued for its durability. Finally, the a gold plated sliding tube clasp was added for the closure.