A great way to nurture creativity is to try something new. This belt bracelet DIY is a low-cost, fun way to expand your horizons and make something fun that you can show off to your friends.
Leather bracelets are trendy, earthy and so versatile. Leave the leather unadorned or attach a button, an old broach or an item that has special meaning to you to add your own personal touch. You may even have a belt in your closet that you can use for this project.
Let’s get started!
- Narrow belt (approximately 1/2 inch wide)
- 2 – 1/2 Inch Ribbon Crimps
- 7-10 Split Rings
- Lobster Clasp
- Decorative Beads
- Scissors • X-Acto Knife
- 2 Pairs of Round Nose Pliers
- Split Ring Pliers
- Wire Cutters
1. Use your ruler to determine a straight line across the belt, near the belt buckle. Use your X-Acto knife or sharp scissors to make a straight cut to remove the belt buckle.
2. Loosely wrap the belt around your wrist 3 times to measure length needed. Hold your finger to mark where the end of your belt meets on the third wrap. Lay the belt flat on your cutting mat making sure to keep your finger at the spot where the to ends met. Subtract 1.5 inches from this length to allow for your ribbon crimps and closure and cut belt to length with x-acto knife or scissors. Wrap the belt around your wrist again to make sure you have cut off enough to leave a 1.5 inch space between the two ends on third wrap.
3. Attach ribbon crimps to each end of the belt. To do this simply slide your belt into the opening and squeeze the entire length of the crimp with pliers tightly.
4. Connect 2 split rings using the split ring pliers.
5. Attach the lobster clasp to one end of the split rings.
6. Attach the other end of the split rings to the ribbon crimp.
7. Make a chain by attaching at least 5-7 split rings.
8. Attach split ring chain to the other ribbon clasp.
9. Thread beads onto the headpin.
10. Form a loop at the top of your beads by wrapping the wire around the nose of your round nose pliers.
11. Thread the open loop onto the end of your split ring chain. To close the loop simply hold your loop with one set of round nose pliers and use the other set of round nose pliers to grasp the end of the wire and wrap it around the base next to the bead. Once you have done this snip the wire close to the wrap and bend in the end so that it doesn’t catch.
12. Try on your fabulous new earth friendly triple wrap belt bracelet!
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We hope you are having a happy and creative summer!