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Sunday, July 31, 2011

I can't make just one!

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You know the saying, "you can't eat just one!" well, I am the same when I am trying something new. I learned how to make these braided leather bracelets and they are very cute just plain but I thought they would be even cuter with a cute leather flower.

The braiding took a little practice because you braid it from all one piece, I got the tutorial here.

Once I figured it out though, I couldn't stop!

There are so many possibilities. For some of the centers I used old earrings.

For this center I just used beads. I did use the recommendation of using water colors, to dye the leather.
That is how I got these great colors.


Just some black leather with an earring center.


This one was dyed.

The color of the leather originally was the color of the braided band, the leather is a light color. I think this made it easy to make whatever color I wanted.

They look yummy enough to eat! I bet you can't eat just one!




16 comments:

Maddee said...

i love them! especially the grey one! i want it :)

Maddee said...

i mean the black one...im color blind

kate said...

wow, donene you are amazing! there is nothing you can't make or do! congrats on your fabulous fitness too, you look so great! thanks for your comments on my blog from time to time, you always make me smile.

Jessica J. said...

Super cute! Yeah Maddee- too bad you are color blind- maybe you should have that checked out :)

Heather said...

Those are so cute! I saw a similar one at Target for 11 dollars. I can see why you make your own.=) http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

Ricochet said...

I sew purses for a living so whenever I see something I think I can use to embellish one of my purses, I click it! While these little vinyl flowers would look great on a purse, I think I'll scrap that idea and make some bracelets! These are adorable! I'm so excited to see what you'll come up with next, that I just became your newest follower!
Best,
Rikka J.
Ricochet and Away!

Christmas Gal Chronicles said...

I saw these cute flowers on tip junkie and has to stop and say "LOVE them!"

southernscraps said...

Those bracelets are awesome!

The Tootsie Wootsie said...

Stunning bracelets! LOVE IT!

-Tootsie

p/s:
I will be hosting Tootsie's Woot woot wednesday link party On wednesday.
www.tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com

June@I will craft said...

Great bracelets. I've got lot of leather so I might just have to try this.

Janelle said...

Oh, I LOVE the green one!! Beautiful! Great work!

-Janelle
homemadethisandthat.blogspot.com

Maddie said...

What kind of glue do you use to attatch the flowers??? I'm having some difficulties getting the flower to stick!

Ricochet said...

I'm going to put the pic of that gorgeous green bracelet in my post today. I'll credit you and link back to this post. I love this project and all the bracelets are so pretty!
Best,
Rikka J.
Ricochet and Away!

aquariann said...

Awesome bracelets!!

Btw, I'm hopping by from TGIF and hope you'll join my Summer Blog Hop, too.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

They are just too cute, Donene! After all that, you should be a pro at making these. I think you made the right choice in embellishing them with the flowers and jewels, too. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party. Hope to see you again this week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Jami said...

Love those leather bracelets! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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