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Bohemian Leather Cuff Bracelet

By: Michelle's Party Plan-It
March 17, 2017

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 Bohemian Leather Cuff Bracelet
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Do you like to craft your own jewelry? Michelle here from Michelle’s Party Plan-It and I have a thing for cuff bracelets. When I saw the new DecoArt Patent Leather Paint, I knew I wanted to use it for a Gold Leather Cuff. Truth be told, I wanted a to make a bracelet that looked like a cross between a trendy bohemian style cuff and a Wonder Woman cuff. If you know me and my love for superheroes, you’d guess that I’m loving how it turned out!

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Patent Leather 2 oz - Gold
  • Soft Bristle Brush
  • White Craft Leather
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Feather Bracelet Cuff Movers and Shapers/Thinlits
  • Movers & Shapers Shuttle
  • Precision Base Plate
  • Magnetic Platform
  • Cutting Pads
  • Jewelry Findings


Collect your supplies.

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Starting with a soft bristle brush, add a coat of Gold Patent Leather paint to the white leather strip.

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Let dry overnight and then apply a second coat. Be sure to let it dry overnight before going on to the next step.

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Create a Sizzix Sandwich as follows: Movers & Shapers Shuttle, Feather Movers & Shapers Die, the leather with the painted side down and a cutting pad on top. Pass the sandwich through the Big Shot

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Now you have a perfectly cut feather cuff that you can leave as is or emboss. I decided to emboss it for extra details.

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To emboss the leather you will need to create a Sizzix sandwich as follows: Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Feather Cuff with the painted side facing up and then the Thilits die on top. To secure it in place, I taped the Thinlit and leather to the Precision Base Plate. Next, add a Cutting Pad on top and pass it through the Big Shot.

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Remove the Thinlit from the leather to reveal the wonderfully detailed embossing on the bracelet. Next, add the jewelry findings and you are all set!

Doesn’t it look great? I have sensitive skin and can only wear certain bracelets but this cuff bracelet doesn’t bother me a bit. It’s soft and comfortable. I love the bright gold color which goes with almost anything!

I hope you are inspired to create your own jewelry or refresh a piece of jewelry you already own with DecoArt Patent Leather paint!

Happy Painting!

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