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Flea market finds become Paris chic designs
Use an old leather belt and a bit of tin to create a boho chic cuff with Paris flair

Posted by Tammie E. [TTE Designs] Published See Tammie E. [TTE Designs]'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a cuff. Up Cycled Belt Leather Cuff Bracelet with Vintage Tin 'Paris' Accent - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a nice used leather belt in good condition with no cracks or damage. Assemble supplies. Measure and cut a piece from the belt that is your wrist measurement PLUS 2 INCHES. If you want it to be loose add and additional 1/2 in or more to your taste. One inch on either end needs to over lap for the snap closure.

  • How to make a cuff. Up Cycled Belt Leather Cuff Bracelet with Vintage Tin 'Paris' Accent - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mark two spots on either end of the belt at least 1/2 inch in from the end and centered on the leather. Use leather punch to create an hole. Following manufacturers directions add a snap closure to either end of the belt.
    Use a coordinating permanent marker to tint the cut edges of the leather as needed.

  • How to make a cuff. Up Cycled Belt Leather Cuff Bracelet with Vintage Tin 'Paris' Accent - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a shape from a tin container capturing the design you like best.
    sand the edges smooth.

  • How to make a cuff. Up Cycled Belt Leather Cuff Bracelet with Vintage Tin 'Paris' Accent - Step 4
    Step 4

    Hole punch two small holes on either side of the tin piece.
    Use the tin as a guide by placing it on the cuff in your desired position. Mark the leather through the holes in the tin and punch the leather in these locations.
    Add a thin layer of adhesive glue to the surface of the tin and apply it to the leather being careful to match up the holes.

  • How to make a cuff. Up Cycled Belt Leather Cuff Bracelet with Vintage Tin 'Paris' Accent - Step 5
    Step 5

    Clamp tin in place to dry.
    Once set, use a thin gauge [22 or 24G work great] wire to 'sew' the tin to the leather on each side.
    Twist the wire together to secure and tap flat with a hammer.
    Cut a small piece of cloth or leather and use it with adhesive to cover the twisted wire and protect the wrist of the wearer.

  • How to make a cuff. Up Cycled Belt Leather Cuff Bracelet with Vintage Tin 'Paris' Accent - Step 6
    Step 6

    Proudly show your boho chic style and Parisian flair!

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