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Turn your old studded belt into a studded bracelet!
They are quite easy to make, once you know what you're doing. I love these! (:

If I have not made something clear, or if you have any questions, please let me know. x

Posted by Frankie S. Published
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  • Step 1

    The first thing you need to do is to take the studs off the belt. This is the hardest part.
    If you fold the belt and make it more flexible it maye make this step easier. You can prise them out with some scissors, this is what I did. Please DO NOT try pulling them out, it hurts your hands ):

  • How to make a cuff. Old Studded Belt Into A Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure how wide the studs are. They will vary in size, depending on the belt, but it is important you make sure you know how wide yours are so you can follow your own measurements and not mine, if they are not 1cm studs.

    Start off by getting your fabric and the chalk (I just used a white pencil) and use the ruler to draw a long line. My studs were 1cm across, but whatever size yours are, double this, and draw a line parallel to the one you have just drawn, making sure (double the size of the stud) is between the two lines.
    Here, I have drawn it out onto paper, so you can see it easily. (throughout the whole tutorial)

  • How to make a cuff. Old Studded Belt Into A Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the fabric along the lines. You will now need to sew along the top of the fabric, folding it in half as you go along. You will end up with a strip of fabric that is the width of your studs.

  • How to make a cuff. Old Studded Belt Into A Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use your jewlery pliers to straighten out the metal on the studs. This is very important.

  • How to make a cuff. Old Studded Belt Into A Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Leaving about 1cm at one end, place the first stud on the fabric, so that both little metal bits are around the fabric.

  • How to make a cuff. Old Studded Belt Into A Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    On the back, use your jewlery pliers to clamp the metal bits around the fabric VERY TIGHTLY to make sure that it stays in place.

    The studs should be able to move from side to side, but later on the snap fasteners will stop this from happening, so don't worry.

  • How to make a cuff. Old Studded Belt Into A Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Carry on doing this with the rest of the studs. Keep putting it around your wrist so that you have some idea of how much fabric you will need, as you will cut this off later. Once you get to your chosen length, you need to leave another 1cm gap, then cut the fabric.
    It is a good idea to blanket stitch the edge so that it doesnt fray.

  • How to make a cuff. Old Studded Belt Into A Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew both halves of the snap fastener to the bracelet. One should be on the ''outside'' and one on the inside.

    OPTIONAL: put another stud over the inside one, so that when you are wearing the bracelet there is no gap in the line of sdtuds.

  • How to make a cuff. Old Studded Belt Into A Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now you can wear it (:
    If you make a few more, they look excellent together. Also, mix and match with other bracelettes and it looks even better!
    YOU COULD also use this method to make a choker too. (:

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bendy l.
bendy l.
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M4ri
M4ri · Seattle, Washington, US · 16 projects
Alright, true 80's punk rock! Very good. I made 2 of these but I used the actual belt cut into strips and screws to hole the pieces in place. Needless to say, they broke. However I will have to try your tutorial as I've been looking for a better way to do this.
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Aliboo.
Aliboo. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 7 projects
im going to do this. -drags old belt out of closet-
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
Thats a pretty cool idea...especially for a choker. It sounds comfortable.

I made a how-to about bracelets (& other accessories) from stud-belts...but i just cut the belt into strips long enough to fit over your hand & hot-glued them together, to make bangles. Happy
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