About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
1h00

Old belt? Don't "waist" it, recreate it!
Up cycle a tired link style belt into fun beachy cuff style bracelets.

Posted by Tammie E. [TTE Designs] Published See Tammie E. [TTE Designs]'s 7 projects »
PrintEmbed
  • How to make a recycled bracelet. Magic Up Cycled Link Belt Cuff Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a link style belt at a thrift shop or yard sale.

  • How to make a recycled bracelet. Magic Up Cycled Link Belt Cuff Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Assemble supplies including some your choice of chain or sari silk ribbon, charms, metal colorants, etc.

  • How to make a recycled bracelet. Magic Up Cycled Link Belt Cuff Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using pliers carefully deconstruct a link from the belt, save the connector for later.
    Use sand paper or pad to sand away rough edges and clean surface.
    Wipe with a damp cloth and allow to dry.

  • How to make a recycled bracelet. Magic Up Cycled Link Belt Cuff Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a toothpick neatly apply metal colorant to recessed areas.

    If you a get a little out side the area, you can gently sand it back once it is completely dry and cured [about 1 hour or per to manufacturers recommendation]

  • How to make a recycled bracelet. Magic Up Cycled Link Belt Cuff Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Snip the ring from the charm you plan to use, file smooth as needed.

    Apply a small dot of E6000 adhesive and clamp until cured

  • How to make a recycled bracelet. Magic Up Cycled Link Belt Cuff Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    *Quick Tip* I find the cap of the E6000 tube was always a sticky mess so I cut about a 3 inch tip from an old plastic paint brush and now use that as the plug for the tube.
    Works great, very little waste and easy to clean.

  • How to make a recycled bracelet. Magic Up Cycled Link Belt Cuff Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once the link is completely dry, add chain link or sari silk and clasp to form the bracelet surround.

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments