(That is quite possibly the lamest title ever)
So, last month when I was in Kentucky for the GE Momsperience, I visited the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. In the gift shop, there were some gorgeous leather cuffs with flowers made out of gemstones or crystals or something equally fabulous. The problem? They were $130. (I’m sure they were worth every penny, I’m just cheap. And I lose stuff.)
My versions aren’t *quite* as fabulous as the original, but they’re CHEAP (you could make your own for $5) and easy and I won’t feel bad when I
lose misplace one of them.
A leather cuff (mine came from the leather store, but you can get them at Hobby Lobby as well)
Leather dye (again, mine came from the leather store, but Hobby Lobby carries it)
Some sort of embellishment. I like these stretchy rings because they’re easy to attach. Mine came from Claire’s clearance and Rue 21.
Leather “string” to attach the embellishment (mine came from Hobby Lobby)
For the black cuffs, I used leather dye. You swab it on and then buff it shiny once it dries.
For this one, I brushed the leather with olive oil:
And for this one, I used wood stain:
Once you’ve got your leather the color you want it, decide where you’re going to place your embellishment. The stretching rings have 4 holes, so I just transferred those over to the cuff. I (it was totally Macy) made the holes using a hammer and a nail.
There’s probably an actual leather tool for this, but I used what I had on hand.
Tie on your embellishment with the leather string, and you’re good to go!