Fresh Baked Designs

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Transformed Trio November 28, 2017

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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day…We just finished the last of the leftovers for dinner last night.

I also got the itch to cut up and play with another used thrift store belt for embellishing cuffs.  This $3 belt will make four bracelets.  While three are done, there’s still one more in my head to make.

Using varying combos of embossing, painting, and ink stamping, these all received different embellishments.  Each one also has a different closure.  And all were treated to a couple of coats of Ren Wax to protect the finishes.

This first one has a large agate slice wired on with a button and leather loop closure.


trio 1


trio 2


Next has a lovely statement that kind of makes me a little teary.  A great encouragement for women, I think. Used a leather lace with bead for an adjustable closure.




This last one might be for men or women??  I do like the large toggle clasp with the pewter painted finish on the leather.  Not sure…unisex?  What do you think?


trio 4


One last look at my new trio of up-cycled leather bracelets.  Still plenty of belt for another one!










3 Responses to “Transformed Trio”

  1. jane Says:

    these are lovely! what type of paint did you use? as far as embossing, i was wondering if i could stamp on leather then use a pearl-ex powder instead of an embossing powder that needs heating. would that work??

    • Hello, Jane! Happy to tell you what I used. Just for your info…Embossing(impressing designs into the leather) was done with paper crafting embossing folders and a rolling mill. I used ordinary acrylic paints and metal patina paint. The stamp designs were laid over the paint (after drying), using StazOn permanent ink pads. When all was dried, I applied two coats of Renaissance Wax and buffed between coats to protect the finish. I do not have any experience with embossing powders…that said I say go experiment and let me know how it goes!

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