I have a super easy and quick jewelry making project for you today. I am a big fan of big wide bracelets, and to achieve this effect is oftentimes as simple as taking a long chain, or, as in this case, some super cool Cynthia Rowley grommet trim (from Simplicity) and wrapping it several times around your wrist to get this wide cuff effect.
To make the trim cuff, score yourself some trim and a buckle. Pretty easy so far, right?
In this case, I simply cut a buckle off of an old belt or watch, not sure what this was but I have a habit of saving buckles from things I no longer want or use like this. Buckles happen to be great findings that are sometimes a bit hard to find, so I save them.
I used about 30 inches of the grommet trim, but you can use as much or as little as you like. I didn't even secure the buckle; I just put the trim through with each end going in opposite directions and the "pin" part of the buckle inserted into a grommet.
If you are like me and like making things with buckles and trim or like making belts, I bet you will love this book:
Next to handbags and shoes, there are probably no other more important fashion accessories than belts. In recent years, beautiful, stylish belts have become a staple of every woman.
And I have some cool tech news to go along with this crafty post. Have you made the jump to E-Books? Well, Making Stylish Belts: Do-it-Yourself Projects to Craft and Sew at Home is available as an E-Book!
This is a screen shot over at Qbookshop, and those little icons in the bottom right corner are all the different formats Making Stylish Belts: Do-it-Yourself Projects to Craft and Sew at Home is available in as an E-Book!