I’m doing much better with my efforts to wear more interesting outfits and accessories. I’m also doing better at putting on make-up in the morning.
I should qualify – I’m putting on make-up about two to three times a week. I’m putting on cute outfits when I leave the house which is also two to three times a week.
There are some really hot moms of 4+ kids in my neighborhood. I really don’t know how they do it. Maybe there’s an apprentice-ship that I could apply for?
One of my neighbors came over the other week to help me shoot some DIYs. We made this little leather tag bracelet and a wood and leather bracelet (tutorial to come next week). They were quick and fun. I’d say both were perfect for a range of skill levels. You could have one of these finished in about 15-20 minutes. Let’s get started, shall we?
- veggie tan or latigo leather scraps, 2-3 oz thickness
- olive oil
- hole punch
- rubber mallet (Don’t mind that I spelled it wrong in the image. Oops!)
- rivet setter
- jump rings
- clasps (optional)
Cut out the tags according to the template (provided here).
Punch holes in the marked areas.
Insert rivets and set into place.
Add jump rings and chain. For quick on-and-off, measure the leather and chain around the largest part of your hand. cut it to size. If you plan to add a clasp, measure the chain to the widest part of your wrist.
You can choose to keep your leather plain or decorate it with watercolor (for non-treated leathers) or fabric paint (for any other leather). If you use watercolor, set the pigment with a little bit of olive oil (I’ve heard baby oil works, too).
Voila! Add charms for more adorable-ness.
This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering the file NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this tutorial for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!