Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DIY: Painted Leather Bracelets

In continuing my DIY kick, I decided to make a few simple bracelets. I've made wire wrapped bracelets (tutorial here) and I wanted to try something different. I spotted a tutorial online (through this website) about painting leather and I really liked the idea. Except instead of paint I ended up using nail polish on colored leather lace. It was a super easy project that took all of 15 minutes or less for each bracelet. I even had most of the materials at home.

 First I cut a 10mm leather cord a little longer than my wrist. I decided on the colors of nail polish I was going to use and then painted my design. In some cases I would paint one color and then wait for it to dry and go back to paint another color. 
 Once the bracelets were all decorated and dry I took a magnetic clasp (aren't the hearts cute?!) and used E6000 glue to glue the cord in. I trimmed my leather a little more before gluing in the other side. Before wearing it, I let the glue dry for 24 hours. 


All done! I love the possibilities with colored leather cord and nail polish! 
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20 comments:

  1. Laura these are so cute! Another great craft to add to our summer list! Susan

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  2. These are adorable! You have such great designs, too. If I attempted this - which I love bracelets, so I may - it will all be stripes and dots because I can't do anything else. Nail polish is a great idea because I have a million colors!

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  3. These are cute! Did you have to put anything over the nail polish when you were done?

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  4. Those bracelets are so cute! Using nail polish is genius!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  5. ElleSees.blogspot.comFebruary 25, 2015 at 4:07 AM

    these turned out so well! I did a belt with polish once (not recc bc it took forever, hehe). love the designs!

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  6. they are so cute, smart to use nail polish.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  7. So pretty! What a great use for all the nail polish I have. :)


    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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  8. These are so cute. Great job. I would have never thought to use nail polish.

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  9. You amaze me with your DIYs. These are so great!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  10. Those are so pretty! I wish I was crafty and creative like you!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  11. these bracelets are so fun and well made! You are very talented

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  12. Oh my gosh these are just darling!
    www.theadoredlife.com

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  13. You make so many great things, I hope you have an Etsy store girl because you really must share your talent!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  14. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    These are so pretty! You need to have another giveaway! ha! ;) I have never made jewelry, but I want to try to make an agate necklace when I get a chance. You should share this over at my Motivational Monday party if you haven't already!

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  15. They are so cute! What a great DIY idea too!


    They would look adorable stacked on your arm! :) You are really very creative and talented Laura!

    Away From The Blue

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  16. You are becoming a DIY queen. These are so colorful, bright and fun!

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  17. You made these? They are amazing, Laura! Lovely bracelets. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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