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Astarte Leather Cuff Bracelet


About this design:

Designed by Rebecca Nunn

Fun and dimensional leather cuff bracelet using epoxy clay, bling, and screw back bezels!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 2 mini circle screw back bezels
  • 1 ornate circle screw back bezel
  • 1 large circle screw back bezel
  • 2 brass floral bead cap embellishments
  • 1 package of crystal clay
  • 5g tube of chatons
  • 4 micro screw & nuts
  • 1 toggle ring and bar
  • 2 large 2-1 connectors
  • 1 old leather belt

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Gather your chosen screw back bezels and prepare an appropriate amount of crystal clay for each bezel.
Step 2:
Press the crystal clay into each bezel and embellish with crystal chatons and brass pieces. Once you are happy with the way your bezels look, let them cure.
Step 3:
Find an old, wide leather belt or strap that you don't mind cutting up. Trim to the length you desire, usually between 6.5-7" depending on your clasp length and your wrist size.
Step 4:
After the bezels have cured, punch holes in the leather where you want to secure the bezels. Attach the screw portion through the hole. Tighten to the leather with the nut and trim off any excess screw sticking out using a sturdy pair of cutters - don't use your standard jewelry cutting pliers, you will ruin them! Steal a pair of cutters from the family toolbox :-)
Step 5:
At the ends of the leather, lay your 2-1 connector and mark where to punch the holes. Punch the 4 holes using a hole punch, I recommend the rotary punch. Once again, lay your 2-1 connector on the leather and place the micro screw through the 2 holes at one end, tighten to the back of the leather with the nut and trim off any excess screw sticking out using a sturdy pair of cutters - don't use your standard jewelry cutting pliers, you will ruin them!
Repeat this step for the other end.
Step 6:
Attach your toggle ring and bar to the 1 hole portions of the connectors. You're done!

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Measurements: Sizes 17ss, 18pp, 20ss & 24pp




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  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What a fantastic way to use the old leather belt. Lovely piece!

  2. RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs says:

    I love this piece of course. Its a Becky Nunn :)

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    D Baratta says:

    I love the idea of these screw back bezels and the ability to fill them with a variety of pretty things. I wonder though if you need the stiffness of an old belt or would a piece of bracelet leather work(or would it be too thin?) as well?

  4. south starr creations
    south starr creations says:

    I too was wondering asbout the stiffness of a old belt i would like to make some of these to stock for my small boutique shops I sell to.

  5. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    I made this. The screws are too small to hold the connector (head smaller than opening) you will also need some nuts to prevent the screws from passing on through the holes.

  6. R Adcock
    R Adcock says:

    Hello I do many crafts, beading is one. love to have fun projects to do and to challenge myself. I had a stroke recently so I don’t know how much I will really be able to do, but I still love looking at the different sites for ideas.

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