I've had this old (falling apart) stud belt in my closet forever...i still thought it was too nice to throw away. :)
So i thought i could use it to make my own jewelry & revamp accessories!
Find an old belt (perferably one with studs)...
And imagine what you want to make or decorate.
Take your old belt & exacto-knife, & evenly cut the belt into pieces of strips.
(You can use scissors too, but exacto-knifes are sharper & make cleaner lines)
Then Make Whatever You Can Think Of!!
Like this Rockin Stud Bracelet!
(Just cut your belt in a strip long enough to fit OVER YOUR HAND. Then hot-glue the ends together...hold for a long time. Done!)
These Punk Bangles.
(same steps as above, just smaller strips)
Or take an old junky clutch...
(look through some fashion magazines for ideas)
And make everyone ask you where you bought it!! lol
I seriously saw a bag similar to this in a magazine for $300!
(I just carefully hot-glued the strips right on the bag.)
1) If your belt is faux-leather, old, or as junky as mine (like falling apart)...glue the sides of each strip (where u cut) a little also. Or it will just come apart again.
2) If you think the exposed glue is too shiny or distracting, I just colored over it with a black permanent marker. :) You cant even tell! You could cover it with ribbon or fabric too, i guess.
YOU CAN MAKE OR DECORATE ANYTHING!
(I would have made more but i ran out of belt :P)
Decorate shelves, mirrors, boxes, etc.
You could also use snap-buttons (instead of glueing), & make things like chokers.
Or use jumprings & chains to decorate a plain black belt for goth jewelry.
I'm even going to re-use leftover studs to decorate my Chuck Taylor shoes!