April 25, 2011

DIY Hand Tooled Leather Cuffs + Giveaway - CLOSED!

I've sort of had a thing for leather, especially hand tooled leather and the art of it. I told you guys that my dad is teaching us how to do it. We have yet to have our full fledged family fun party yet since the first night we started. I want to make a purse and a wallet. I'm starting off with a bracelet or cuff. The other day I found a hand tooled leather belt at the thrift store but it was too small for me. I bought it anyway and decided to make my own cuffs out of it. All I needed was to borrow my dad's leather hole puncher and buy some snaps. Leave it to me to find a short -cut.
First I removed the hard ware off of it. Secondly I measured the cuff around my wrists to see where to cut it off and then cut it off with a steak knife. I used a steak knife because it had a sharp serrated edge that worked really well. I didn't have heavy duty scissors to do this. I sort of rounded out the edges of the belt by cutting off of the corners and filed down the rough edges with a sand paper block.
The last thing I needed to do was attach the snaps which was super easy and I just used the direction that came in the package. This is where the leather hole punch came in. The snaps that I bought also came with a setter which is needed as well to make sure the snaps attach properly.
I made three cuffs out of this belt and a silly little key chain. One of the cuffs I am keeping for myself, I'm putting one in the shop (the one with the silver snaps) and giving the other one away to a lucky reader of das blog.

This is where the giveaway portion begins. If you're interested in having one of your own hand tooled leather cuffs please leave a comment below and make sure you are following me publicly. You won't only get the cuff but a surprise little package of goodies as well. Nothing fancy just a few fun things.

Giveaway rules: CLOSED!
1. Leave a comment
2. Follow this blog

Good luck and thanks in advance for playing!

Ends May 1st - Open to the US & Canada

14 comments:

Anika said...

What a great idea! You are so crafty!!

Colleen said...

Love it! Fingers crossed! :)

soozie said...

OOh MY !!!!! These are gorgeous & unique ... you've taken a very current trend & twisted it into something much more organic & remarkable ... LOVE it !!!

thurstonkate said...

All of this awesomeness inside the quiet girl I sat next to in 7th grade History class?!? Who knew? ;)

ma said...

hey thats really kool you went ahead and did it yourself , so lets plan another leather night k xoxo lv ma

sharliebrown29 said...

Love it! You are amazing!

Dillon and Cherice Snyder said...

I WANT ONE!! I DESERVE IT! AND YOU NEED TO COME VISIT ME!

Misty K. said...

I love cuffs! And I don't have one that looks like this. Great Job!

Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

I'm in! Love these. I did some leather tooling when I was pretty little and loved it. I had this awesome little belt with my name on it; definitely the coolest thing ever.

J said...

You know that I want pretty much everything you make, so you know I'm dying for that bracelet!

B said...

i'll do anything you want me too....almost anything :) and i follow you, i'm a follower :)

PICK ME!!!!

Jennikunz said...

Nice upcycle! So freakin RAD!

Laura Elizabeth said...

Oh yes!!! Found you just in time for a giveaway!! Best luck ever. I'm in. Following you now! These are awesome! xo!

Anonymous said...

good job martha proud of ya love pa!