Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Little Leather Bracelet Belts

I've been playing with leather a lot lately, and kinda loving it. My friend Melinda got me hooked on leather. I don't know whether to thank her or curse her because all I want to do is include leather in all my projects now! I love the softness, and worn in comfort that leather adds to my work.

The last time we got together she brought a sampling of her treasures (on wheels because it is too much to carry). She had so much variety that I went to town picking out findings and clasps that work beautifully with leather like these belt buckle clasps; aren't they the coolest? 

I can't believe how easy it is to include these findings. I just put a little dab of strong glue on the leather ends and insert into the metal ends. I used e6000 ... which I use on pretty much everything. Seriously. 


In the first bracelet I simply cut a strip of leather to match the width. And in the second bracelet you see I used both a wide strip of leather and two thin cords on either side. The variation in the leather colors brings out the copper tones.  Both of these are fun to stack, mix and match!

10 comments:

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely bracelet!!!
Have a good week!!! my g+ for you!!!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Christine Altmiller said...

These are so cool! Love the color combos and the textures and the hard metal/soft leather mix. You can never go wrong mixing hard and soft! And a good reminder that achieving beauty doesn't have to be difficult :-)

Maryanne said...

What great bracelets! They look comfortable to wear and I love the clasps! They would make great gifts, too! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are great! I love the buckles!!! Isn't E6000 the best adhesive? Love it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Cynthia.

BeadedTail said...

Those are the cutest! I haven't worked with leather before but I'm loving these looks!

Caron Michelle said...

These are wonderful! I bought some of Melinda's components a while ago and need to dig them out after seeing what you have done! Love them!

Shel said...

These are just the coolest!! Love the leather and the clasps are super. And the beaded leather bracelet you posted the other day w/the rock button clasp was awesome, too!!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Oh yes...I love the simplicity of these designs - they could be worn daily, and only get softer and softer, each time they are worn!

Duni said...

I love those buckle clasps! I didn't even realize findings like those existed...how cool!

Magic Love Crow said...

Very cool! Love it!!!

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