So, I've been cruising around the web again on a variety of DIY sites. I feel like I've landed on Mars and just learned to speak Martian. I...the Queen of Craftiness...can't believe that I haven't come across many of these sites before. It is amazing how one site leads to another and another and another.
I came across this leather cuff tutorial on Studio Waterstone. She makes beautiful items out of recycled leather. I had to make one for myself, but I didn't have any leather, I had some old stuff, but sent it to AmVets, it will be really sad if I end up buying it back! So off to the local fabric and craft stores I went. I ended up with a small piece of blue/green suede from Hobby Lobby. I also found this interesting leaf embossed disk. When I went home I had a fresh water pearl that matches perfectly and a magnetic clasp. I made mine 9 inches long (this is important for the overlap for the clasp) and stitched lines on it like one of the bracelets that Lori made earlier with a Hope charm on it.
I really love this one!
Here are pictures of my first finished cuff...
I also loved this bracelet on Ornamentia.com but not being one to wait for something in the mail, I once again hit the streets of Cincinnati in search of supplies to make it. I will honestly tell you that to get quality rhinestone trim is expensive, so I bought a little bit of 2 different ones at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I also think I'll try using the ball chain like in another tutorial on this site. By the way, they have fantastic beads and supplies at Ornamentia....I just get a wild hair and have to make things NOW!
Here is a picture of my first try at this bracelet...