Makers’ Mark: The 2014 MAD Biennial Opens its Doors to New York’s Top Creatives
This cuff is made with 19th century antique metal beads, thread, and a contemporary tubular silver clasp. It is constructed with peyote stitch with beaded carriers on either end connecting to the clasp. We chose beads with a variety of finishes and mixed them together to create a soft neutral speckled pattern. The cuff is contained inside of a brown synthetic-suede box lined in brown silk charmeuse, and splayed on top of a field of metal trinkets from an old belt factory in Brooklyn. On the outside of the box you see a stitch in white linen thread that we call a scar-stitch because it reminds us of a doctor’s stitch.
Cuff dimensions: 7 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 inches.
Function and Fantasy: Steven and William Ladd. Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California. 2014. Curator Christine Knoke.
About Steven and William Ladd
American, based in New York, New York