Leather Bracelet

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Leather Bracelet

Use the Fuse Creativity System to make yourself or a friend a cool-looking leather bracelet!

Instructions

  1. Using the tape measure on the Fiskars Sew Taxi, measure the outside circumference and add 1/2". Measure the width of your bracelet.
  2. Using your Fiskars Rotary Cutter, 6" x 12" Acrylic ruler and cutting mat, cut a strip of suede matching the measurements in step 1.
  3. Find the halfway point of the strip lengthwise and lightly mark with a pencil.
  4. Using a small amount of repositionable adhesive, adhere the design plate debossing side up, to the Medium Base Plate from the Fuse Creativity System.
  5. Wipe a damp paper towel on the suede strip. Don't soak the suede, it just needs to be slightly damp. This will make it easier to deboss.
  6. Using your center pencil mark as a guide, place the suede strip face down on the design plate, aligning the design where you'd like it to be.
  7. Gently place the medium cutting plate on top, rubber side down, and insert it into the Fuse Creativity System. Turn the handle clockwise to run the "sandwich" through the system.
  8. Remove the sandwich, lift the suede strip and position it face down on the design plate where you want the next debossed area to be. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until your entire strip is debossed. Let the strip dry completely.
  9. While your suede strip is drying, use a sponge to cover the inside and edges of the bangle with the InkaGold, following the manufacturer's directions for application.
  10. Once dry, wrap the suede strip around the outside of the bangle. Mark the excess lightly with a pencil, unwrap it and use your rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler to trim the strip to the proper length.
  11. Using a sponge, gently rub some rust colored ink and InkaGold on the suede strip to highlight the debossing. Do not push it into the debossed areas of the design.
  12. Working on a small section at a time, adhere the suede strip to the bangle.
  13. Add the crystals or rhinestones to the bracelet once the adhesive has dried.

Supply List

12" x 1.75" piece of suede

1.75" wide DIY Bangle

Adhesive

Viva InkaGold in Old Silver

Sponges

Rust colored ink

Crystals or rhinestones