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Stud jewelry & bag revamp made from an old belt.
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!

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  • How to make a leather cuff. Jewelry From Old Belt! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find an old belt (perferably one with studs)...
    And imagine what you want to make or decorate.

  • How to make a leather cuff. Jewelry From Old Belt! - Step 2
    Step 2

    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!!

  • How to make a leather cuff. Jewelry From Old Belt! - Step 3
    Step 3

    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!)

  • How to make a leather cuff. Jewelry From Old Belt! - Step 4
    Step 4

    These Punk Bangles.

    (same steps as above, just smaller strips)

  • How to make a leather cuff. Jewelry From Old Belt! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Or take an old junky clutch...

    (look through some fashion magazines for ideas)

  • How to make a leather cuff. Jewelry From Old Belt! - Step 6
    Step 6

    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.)

  • How to make a leather cuff. Jewelry From Old Belt! - Step 7
    Step 7

    TIPS:

    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.

  • How to make a leather cuff. Jewelry From Old Belt! - Step 8
    Step 8

    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!

    HAVE FUN.

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MoonPumpkin17
MoonPumpkin17
Oh my goodness!!!! I'm so glad you've posted this! I have an old clutch that's been falling apart and this helped SO much!!! Happy I love your projects!!!
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Raven V.
Raven V. · 1 project
Love it, I have been making bracelets from old belts since the 80's. I find it awesome, that a lot of the things I found cool during my young punk stages are coming back. Although, I never left the stage, still punkin it out all these years later. Now, I got my girls into it. Keep on crafting.;o)
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
<3
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
awesome and soooooo cool! woow i live it!
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
Thanks guys! I'm glad u all like.
I want to make more stuff!...I was thinkin of tryin to find another old belt at Good-Will too...maybe u could try there. ;)

@gypsyrose 1: XD I want those army boots too! lol
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Gypsyrose l.
Gypsyrose l. · Austin, Texas, US · 2 projects
i was totally trying to think of diff. ideas to do with my old belt to. this totally rocks. Here are a couple ideas I was thinking about as well:
converse sneakers: http://www.freepeople.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.detail/productID/a42a2ac9-174e-48b7-9137-0db6d024b82c/categoryID/9bc28317-1ea4-460d-a375-7bd1806ebb71

old army stud boots: http://www.freepeople.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.detail/productID/d9583e36-54fe-4535-80aa-377cd4c897a2/categoryID/9bc28317-1ea4-460d-a375-7bd1806ebb71

these are all stupid expensive!

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DownPoison
DownPoison · Nederland, Colorado, US · 2 projects
amazing! (:
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M
M · 7 projects
Really nice, too bad I don't have a belt like that. :p
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Ginger Snapped
Ginger Snapped · Sacramento, California, US · 31 projects
super awesome!!!!!!!!
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