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Rustic Peace Cuff

About this design:

I was really looking forward to using the alcohol inks on a cuff. Here's what I ended up with.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin by painting your cuff with the Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber. Once this is dry, apply the alcohol inks using the applicator.
Step 2:
When your initial coloring with inks has dried, take your alcohol ink pen a scrawl text or symbols onto your cuff.
Step 3:
The EuroPower Punch Pliers work best for punching holes through this thick gauge cuff consistently. I used the smallest size punch. Lightly mark where you would like to punch the holes. Once the holes are punched all the way around the cuff, begin stitching the leather lacing through the holes wrapping around the edge of the cuff.

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  1. Beads247
    Beads247 says:

    Ali, This is too incredable for words!! Great Desigh!

  2. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    I LOVE this, Ali! This bracelet is so cool!! :D

  3. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    This looks like such a fun project!

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    Gayla G says:

    Wow. Will you please make a video showing how you used all the paints and fixatives, etc to get the dappled look? There is just no way I’d be able to do this otherwise.

    And, if you do, maybe you could do it in a different color scheme, perhaps tidepool?

    Thanks for considering this.

  5. Mixed Kreations
    Mixed Kreations says:

    Wow! What a awesome cuff. You did a wonderful job on it. Thank you for sharing your great tutorial. I love the colors.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    LOVE IT!!!!
    It’s SOOOO amazing!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Fabulous piece, Ali!!

  8. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    This is great!!! You are so creative. :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

  10. IndigoEarth
    IndigoEarth says:

    Great Idea~ Thanks for sharing!

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    M Bowers says:

    This is a great look with many possibilities! Once it is finished is the color fixed? Will it not come off on to skin, clothes, etc or does it have to be sealed with something?

  12. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks for all your nice comments.

    @M Bowers
    Alcohol Inks are permanent, however, when used on metal where skin and skin oils will be in contact with the color it is recommended to use a sealer. I always use a sealer and have been incredibly happy with the Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium sealers we carry –

  13. Butterfly girl
    Butterfly girl says:

    Wow is all i can say!!

  14. Empty Nest Chick
    Empty Nest Chick says:

    This cuff is GORGEOUS! It’s got me eager to try the techniques you used to create it. Congratulations!


  15. L hembree
    L hembree says:

    This cuff is so CUTE!!!!

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    Kristina x says:

    Love it!

  17. Empty Nest Chick
    Empty Nest Chick says:

    Ali, I’m looking at your cuff for the second time in several months and I just think, “Wow…”

  18. Sunny Cummings
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