In opening some of my boxes that the decorations were in I discovered one of my old belts. And before you ask....I have no clue as to why one of my old belts was in a Christmas decorations box. (another one of those ditzy days I imagine) I think my muse put it there....for as soon as I saw it the light bulb went off. I have been making jewelry for the Angel program. (Click here to read about this amazing program) and immediately I saw some really cool leather bracelet cuffs. Something unique to give a teenage boy or girl. Since I was going to be making some I thought perhaps that I would do a small tut on how to make your own.
Of course you start with an old belt. Mine was in good shape which really makes me wonder why it was in that box. You can use an old belt too....worn leather has a really great look to it. Here are a few other supplies you are going to need.
First thing you are going to do is take the belt starting at the end where the holes already are. (Measure this out to about 9 inches and put aside....to make another bracelet later) Now take belt and measure off the length you want your cuff to be...keep in mind that the cuff needs to overlap on the ends. Everyone might need a different size but for reference here I measured mine out to 9 1/2 inches. Take scissors and cut the length. I like to round my corners. Next take one end and mark about 1/2 inch in. This is where the cuff link will go. Take your hole/leather punch or nail and hammer and make your hole.
Until next time.....Hugs, Regi