I’ve got a little DIY action for ya and I am super excited to share this one with you guys as this wristlet is my number one go to piece of jewelry this summer. Seriously, I wear it with almost every outfit, everyday.
Maybe that says something about my jewelry collection or maybe it just goes to show you how awesome this bracelet is.
So you might be saying to yourself. Buying suede can be expensive. I mean, like, really expensive, but I am here to tell you that all you have to do is you look in the right place. That place is…the thrift store. Not the fabric store. You can find oodles of leather garments just begging for some new love all over the thrift store.
The fabric scrap I am using for this project came from a calf length suede skirt I thrifted that was priced at $7.99, but it just so happened to be a %50 off sale that day and I got yards of fabric for only $3.50. Yeah, awesome! So go find some suede and let’s get started.
Here’s what you will need:
- Scrap suede fabric at least large enough to wrap around your wrist.
- A pencil
- Something small and round to trace, I am using a small votive candle holder
- A permanent marker [Not pictured, simply because I forgot to grab it.]
Start by figuring out the size of your wrist. You can do this by wrapping a piece of twine around and cutting it where the ends meet.
Then, flipping your fabric wrong side up, begin tracing close to one end around half of your votive holder or round object. Next, grab your string and stretch it out from the center of the arch towards the other end of the fabric long ways, place your votive there and trace half way around it creating two half moon shapes that face each other.
Line up the outside edges of your have circles and draw a line between.
You will actually notice my pencil isn’t actually making a lead mark on the fabric, but it is making a very noticeable indention. Trace a line down both sides and then cut out your shape!
To make the closure, simply cut a thin length of leather 3 to 4 inches long.
Fold your wristlet in half long ways and make a little mark with your thumb nail on both side where you want to cut the slit for your leather tie.
Now fold the leather short ways and cut a small snip on both sides.
Slip your thin strip of leather through both slits and slip it over your wrist.
Tie into a little knot, or a double if you prefer!
You can see how I styled it in this outfit post from last week.