My daughter, Ophelia, recently added a silver colored belt she'd outgrown to our giveaway pile, but my love of all things shiny required that I fish it out. So glad I did! After a little cutting, gluing and sewing, there were five one of a kind and ready to wear pieces wherethere had previously only been the oneMaterials*silver belt*3 spring clips *2"piece of very stretchy 3/4" wide elastic*13" piece of 3/8" wide elasticThe Cuff:To make the cuff bracelet I cut off enough of the belt strap to wrap almost all the way around my wrist, minus two inches. Then, cut a 2" piece of super stretchy elastic and burnt the ends of the elastic for just a second with a lighter to keep the ends from fraying.
All that was need to finish was sewing the two ends of the elastic to each end of the belt. I opted to do this part on my sewing machine to save time, though it could've been accomplished just as easily by hand sewing.
Because of my tendency toward being rough on things and the cuff's extremely snug fit, I ran an extra line of stitches on each side. This reinforcement would help the sewing better withstand the stress of pulling the bracelet on and off.
...and Ta-da! Done!
The easiest and by far my favorite of the three!
Thank you, Ophelia, for providing the inspirational item for this project! Five new accessories in less than 30 minutes = awesome.TOOLS NEEDED:*glue gun*scissors*needle and thread*lighter