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Leather Bolted Cuffs By Anna Liesemeyer

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PHOTO: Anna Liesemeyer

PHOTOS + TUTORIAL BY ANNA LIESEMEYER

We love this leather bolted cuff tutorial from Anna’s blog, In Honor of Design. These bracelets are so easy to make and look fantastic when stacked. Try using different colored real or faux leather and assorted studs that can be found at your local craft or fabric store. You can pick up precut strips or go through remnants for smaller pieces that can be used for this project.  Use metal studs to add an edge to your look or use rhinestone studs for a softer approach. Have fun mixing these in with your other bracelets for an infinite number of stacking combinations.

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Leather Cuff Supplies
PHOTO: Anna Liesemeyer

Materials and Tools Needed

  • Leather Strips
  • Lobster Clasps
  • 10 mm Crimps
  • Jump Rings
  • Studs with Hinges
  • Pliers

Leather Cuffs Front
PHOTO: Anna Liesemeyer

Steps
  1. Cut the leather into strips that fit around your wrist.
  2. Using the point of a sharp knife or leather tool (make sure you have your leather pieces on a cutting board), cut small slits the width of your metal pieces along your leather strip.
  3. Insert rhinestone and pyramid studs and close prongs in the back. Use a pliers if needed to close tightly.

Leather Cuff Back
PHOTO: Anna Liesemeyer

Steps (cont.)
  1. Using your pliers, clasp your crimp pieces over the ends of the leather pieces tightly.
  2. Add your jump rings and lobster clasps on the ends.
  3. Wear and stack or mix and match with other bracelets of choice!

Finished Cuff Bracelets
PHOTO: Anna Liesemeyer

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