without further ado...
The winner is comment #12: Sarah!
"Oh goodness! I would love one of those. I'm woefully underaccessorized. So very cute!
I'm super excited about Heather's book and can't wait to get it."
Posted by: Sarah :: greenclogs | August 19, 2010 6:10 PM
Yay, Sarah! Just email the circumference of your wrist and your mailing address and I will send it right away!
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And for the rest of you, I wasn't kidding when I said it was easy. You can make one of your own! The hardest part might be finding the perfect leather belt. I preferred the ones that looked a little worn, but I'm sure that's my inner hippie trying to escape.
Here's what you need:
L to R:
A leather punch (my mom had this one, but they sell simple little ones at the hobby/craft store.)
a nice all leather belt (or two or three)
the leather snap kit (I got this at Hobby Lobby in the leather tooling section.)
a small hammer
Measure your leather out to your desired length and cut neatly across. Don't forget to take into consideration the overlap needed to add the snaps.
Carefully round the corners of the ends to make the cuff look a little more finished.
Decide where your snap will go and punch a hole with your punch.
Insert the little snap/rivet thingy into the hole. It should be tight.
BE SURE to read the instructions on your snap kit carefully. You'll have to do a little bit of thinking to figure out which side goes where- you'll want the finished side of your snap facing the outside of the cuff.
Hammer the snap according to the packaged directions. It said to use a mallet, but I just been used my little jewelry hammer down on the floor, and it worked fine.
The finished "female" side of the snap.
Mark, punch, attach, and hammer the other side of the snap at the other end of the cuff the same way.
Make sure you've got your snap parts facing the right directions. Double check this before you hammer them.
Voila! So easy.