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.
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