Cuff bracelets are designed to fit to the shape of your wrist. The stiff jewellery has a small gap that allows you to slide the bracelet off and on with ease. Instead of purchasing a beaded cuff bracelet, you can make your own to match your attire. Once you make your own cuff bracelets, you can sell them at craft shows or give them away as inexpensive gifts to friends and family members.
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Things you need
- Cuff blank
- Metal file
- Leather fabric
- Fabric glue
- Seed beads
- Nylon bead thread
- Stiff fabric
File the edges of the cuff blank with a metal file if they appear sharp.
Cut a strip of leather fabric two times larger and wider than the cuff blank.
Glue the soft leather fabric onto the cuff blank with fabric glue, and cut off any excess fabric. Choose a leather colour that coordinates with the beads you plan to use.
Sew the seed beads onto a strip of stiff fabric with a nylon bead thread. Use a material like buckram for a stiff base. The material will need to be smaller than the leather so the leather will still show. Sew the beads on in a pattern, straight line or use your preferred design. Sew plenty of beads to hide the fabric.
Glue the stiff fabric onto the leather with fabric glue. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Tips and warnings
- You can purchase cuff blanks at most jewellery supply stores. These blanks are aluminium strips that you can purchase pre-bent or you can bend them around your wrist so they fit.
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