I love jewelry and probably have too much, but these were so much fun to make. These leather cuffs were quite inexpensive and really easy to make.
I bought a piece of soft brown leather and cut it into 1 inch strips. Using blue painters tape, I taped off patterns on the leather. On one I simply did thin stripes on an angle and then on the other I made a simple chevron inspired pattern. On both I used metallic paint (Martha Stewart Craft Paint) and one even sports the color of the season, mint green.
When the paint was dry I removed the tape. Then I measured my wrist for the desired length and cut the leather with scissors.
For the closure I used just simple metal snaps (5/8" Dritz Heavy Duty Snap Fasteners, made for denim and fleece) that purchased from the fabric store. All you need is a hammer to attach them to the leather. Instructions and the setting tools are included in the package.
My daughter is loving them as well and has already requested that I make some more in other colors.
I'm thinking a little you tube DIY video might need to go with this one. Any thoughts? Or would this maybe even be a fun DIY workshop event?
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