3.08.2012

DIY: Bolted Leather Cuff Bracelets

I've got a little arm swag DIY for you today:) Let me warn you this is not as easy as last week's ombre wrap bracelets. This is what I call an intermediate level DIY, but it is still fairly easy..

Materials:
Leather or pleather strips measured and cut to fit around your wrist size
(you can buy strips of it at a craft store, but I cut mine from leather samples I had) 
Metal or rhinestone studs (found mine here and here)
10 mm Crimps (got mine here)
Jump Rings (also found here)
Lobster Clasps
Pliers
A great place to buy supplies is on etsy!

Instructions:
Using the point of a sharp knife (make sure you have your leather pieces on a cutting board), cut small slits the width of your metal pieces along your leather strip.
Insert rhinestone and pyramid studs and close prongs in the back. Use a pliers if needed to close tightly.
Using your pliers, clasp your crimp pieces over the ends of the leather pieces tightly.
Add your jump rings and lobster clasps on the ends.
Wear your arm swag and mix and match with other bracelets of choice.
(Third bracelet is from Poshlocket -giveaway going on here.)

Hope you Enjoy!

38 comments:

  1. I am so glad you made these! I was planning on it, but I couldn't find what I needed!! They are loverly.

    Cheers.

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  2. i love this! you always do the best diy's! things that i can actually do!

    happy thursday!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  3. That is super cute! I love that it's a little rocker but still feminine :)

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  4. This is amazing! And totally the type of stuff you see at Madewell and J.Crew! Thanks for saving me some money :)

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  5. I need to wear more bracelets. These are super cute!

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  6. such an awesome DIY!! I really want to try this!

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  7. Awesome DIY! I have always loved cuff bracelets, even when they haven't been on trend. I am so glad they're back now and that I have a DIY for when they're not and can't find them anywhere.

    Love your DIYs!

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  8. I love the look of these! Thanks for another fun and easy DIY Anna!
    rolala loves

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  9. These are great! I'm gonna try making them myself. Thanks for sharing! Love DIYs! =)

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  10. Such cool braceletes! Anna, i also LOVE the friendship collage further down - your part adds so much vibrance and color. Am also working on collages right now - will post about it soon. xx

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  11. These came out great! Can't wait to try and make some myself! -JB.

    http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.com/

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  12. SWEET! I adore this armcany. I should DIY some pretty bracelets ASAP because the ones you can buy in the highstreet shops are always to big for my wrists... xo Nikki

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  13. love it anna! the cognac leather one is my fave :-)

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  14. Look at you!! I love how creative these are. I'm in love with cuffs right now! Thanks for sharing this DIY.

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  15. You are the master of DIY. Here is a DIY challenge: http://noirjewelry.com/Earrings/DanglingCord/866 I will be working this one until I figure it out!

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  16. I LOVE this DIY but will it be too much for me?!
    Emma xx

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  17. Oh these are fun bracelets! You always have great DIYs Anna!

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  18. I love all your DIY's. Those bracelets are awesome... i need to get myself to a craft store

    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  19. So cute...like how you layered them and used different shaped gems.

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  20. LOVE these!!! Great DIY...seems easy enough and so much less expensive than if purchased! :) XO brynn

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  21. Very pretty DIY Anna! I like the shades of leather you chose...especially the butter color, it's so warm. This would be a fun activity for a birthday party!

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  22. So cute and so easy! Love it!

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  23. Love these! It looks easy...until I try to make one :)

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  24. This is a must-try DIY. :)

    http://www.designers-artists.com

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  25. these are soo stinking cute!! great DIY!!

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  26. Too cute!! I love all of your DIY jewelry! I need to get to the craft store stat!! ;)

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  27. Ive seen these around and have been wanting to make one! LOVE this tutorial :)

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  28. I forgot to say that I love your nails, I pretty much always colorblock mine too!

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  29. such easy and lovely designs. love the way up set the tutorials... good work!

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  30. Nice looks. I want to use one of them.Thank you for share of this picture.Mens bracelets

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  31. Happy weekend Anna - have fun working your list - am getting started with mine now ;)

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  32. stop it. i was JUST debating buying a vintage hermes cuff like this today at Marche Aux Puces... but if I can D-I-Y, well then... I should give it a t-r-y. :)

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  33. Thank you! I've been looking for something to do with leather scraps. This is fab.

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  34. oh my goodness gracious! Anna, you are so COOL!!!! i've been eyeing Moorea Seal's studded bracelets for months now and just haven't had the extra jingly to spend but a diy approach could work! although it's intermediate i'd love to give it a go. this is getting saved to my "i wanna try this" folder! cheers, looks great, love the pics and the grand results of your hard labor. awesome!!! ♥

    pea ess: the 1st & last photo overlays are really rad, totally gonna try this inverted frame unique + subtle look soon too, thanks! xo

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  35. Super cute! Are you selling them in the shop? I'm lazy.

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