I'm excited to share with you my latest designer project for Ornamentea.com...HIS and HER Embroidered Leather Cuffs. Isn't that just the sweetest thing? You can make one for that special guy in your life, BUT make one for yourself first, of course!
Beaded Embroidered Leather Cuff
Leather cuffs are hot! Maximize your style with a must-have beaded leather cuff bracelet.
18” of waxed linen cord (chose a color that closely matches the wristband you are using)
1: Lay the cuff against the ruler, wrong side facing up. Use the pen to make a mark 1 ½” from the end of the cuff and 3/8” from the bottom edge of the cuff. Then, make a mark that is 1 ¾” from the end and 3/8” from the top edge of the cuff as shown. Make a mark ¼” from each of the previous two marks as shown. Repeat 22 times.
2: Punch holes through all the marked places on the leather cuff as shown.
3: Tie a double overhand knot at one end of the waxed linen cord. Thread the cord through the first hole in the cuff from back to front as shown.
4: Use the linen cord to string 1 filed cube, 1 bugle bead, and 1 filed cube. Thread the cord through the next hole on the opposite side of the cuff as shown. Repeat 23 times to bead the entire length of the cuff.
5: Tie a double overhand knot tightly against the back of the leather cuff and trim close to the knot as shown.
Tip: You can create a paper template for the cuff to make the measuring and marking a little easier. Trace the leather wristband on a piece of paper, make all the measurements and marks on the paper, punch all the holes with a paper punch and cut out the template. Then, transfer all the marks onto the cuff. I did not do that for this tutorial, but it's an option, especially if you are not so comfortable measuring and marking on the cuff or if you are making more than one. The measurements are fairly easy, though. I tried to make it as simple as possible.
Okay, now it's time to make one for HIM.
Embroidered Leather Cuff
Leather cuffs are hot for guys, too! Make this bracelet for all the special men in your life. Guys will love the wide suede band and the simple, un-fussy design.
18” of waxed linen cord (chose a color that contrasts with the wristband you are using)
Follow steps #1-4 above for the "HER" leather cuff, except omit the beads, unless your guy is into beads and there is nothing wrong with that!
This project would be...
Perfect for Father's Day!
Sunday, June 16th
Happy leather cuff crafting!