Well I finished my cuff - like I said it was a learning experience. I am thrilled with how it turned out - I can hardly believe I made it. I ordered more cuff blanks and have plans to make some more. I also see a bead embroidery collar in my future. I will be keeping this one for myself - it looks and feels great. The biggest lesson I learned from making this cuff is - if at first it doesn't look that great - keep going and give it a chance. I hated this in the beginning steps and was considering ripping it all out - I am so glad I didn't. I am hearing the nightly news and we will be getting another snow storm on Wednesday - oh boy I am so ready for spring. I see a cat hair in my photos - how could that happen - hehehe.