DIY: Leather Studded Wrap Bracelet

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By Blerona,

Leather and nailheads are all the rage this season, and I don’t think there going anywhere next season either. Join the fun by making your own leather studded bracelet, its just three easy steps to becoming part of a massive fashion trend.

I had some braided leather cord, and left over nailheads lying around, thinking of something to make I decided on a bracelet. It’s simple and easy and a great way to get creative with leftover trimmings. I hope you enjoy this DIY.

 

Materials

Tools

 

Directions

Step 1: Cut the Vinyl Braid to 26inches

Step 2: Take one of the two pieces from the closure and sew one end of the braid to it. Then sew the other end of the braid to the other closure (Make sure you place the braid on top of the closure when sewing)

Step 3:  Take the one SS30 nailhead and push the prongs through the braid and leather closure, (push the prongs inward to aviod stratching when wearing) now the other closure. Finally place SS20 nailheads on sections of the braid. (I used 14 but you can put as many as you like)

Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” Inspired Bracelet

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by Blerona

In an interview with WWD Magazine, Lady Gaga said she shops at M&J Trimming where she gets her inspiration for some of her funky and over the top pieces. The performer who describes her look as “filthy, unacceptable,” has now inspired M&J Trimming.

After her change of wild outfits and performance at the MTV Music Video Awards, Lady Gaga set the standard for every pop music artist. And if you weren’t a fan of Lady Gaga then, and still not, then you haven’t seen her latest video “Bad Romance”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrO4YZeyl0I

The concept of the video is a fashion installation of a Russian Bath-house. Lady Gaga wears these crazy and exciting costumes; including, shoes from designer Alexander McQueen which are worn throughout the video. When I watched the video for the first time I fell in love completely. The scene of her in the crystal top and headpiece was simply amazing and was my inspiration for this crystal bracelet.

Materials

 

Directions

  • Trace the appliqué onto a piece of fabric. Then cut out traced fabric.
  • Now cut ­­­­rhinestone trim into five pieces.
    • Cut two pieces into  1inch
    • 3 pieces into 1/2 inch
    • Glue the 1 inch pieces on opposite sides of each other
    • Glue two smaller strands on opposite sides below the longer strands
    • Glue the remaining strained at the bottom of the appliqué.
    • Now take the cut fabric and glue it on evenly and neatly on the back of the beaded appliqué over the rhinestone trim.
    • Now cut the dress trim w/ prong
      •  The buckle should be 2 inches long
      • The other side should be 2.5 inches
      • Glue the two pieces to the back of the appliqué, one on each side
      • Now take the two strands at the bottom of the applique and cut each strand to 1 inch(or the size of your middle finger) then glue together