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Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Recycle it !
Well I was lucky enough to be offered a guest design spot for Try it On Tuesday and the theme for the GD spot is Recycle it. So here is my offering from some recycled belts :
I have been making some vintage style faux leather cuff bracelets of late from recycled belts so this was a perfect opportunity to make some more .
I started by cutting a piece from my belt and then set too adding some colour to the design. Some of them I leave plain as I like the original look and some I added colour to, to enhance the design of the belt.
For this belt I lightly rubbed across some distress paint . Then when dry I added some dots of colour following the pattern on the belt itself. I have made lots of different ones and some have been embossed or left plain.
Then when dry and happy with the design I added snaps for closing the cuff bracelet.
I have been dabbling with metal stamping so on a piece of metal I added a metal stamped phrase and then added to the cuff using rivets.
For the plain leather one I purely added snaps for closure and a stamped phrase.
For the last one I added colour onto the pattern of the belt but left the base colour alone , added snaps for closure and a metal stamped sentiment.