The exquisite topography of a beaded cuff by Andrea Gutierrez
Hours and hours of handcrafting to create slow fashion beauty
I search flea markets and antique dealers for vintage and antique beaded handbags - carefully disassembling the bags and separating their tiny beads, recycling the past and the materials of another time. The cuffs evolve as I embroider bead, stone, diamond, gold or silver onto the silk. Each piece requires many hours of handwork. – Andrea Gutierrez
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