Fresh Baked Designs

Adventures in jewelry making

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.

 

trio3

 

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!

 

trio

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Painting leather… October 26, 2017

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More experiments with leather yesterday.  I’m having too much fun when I should really be giving full attention to inventory for some holiday markets.  Hoping these add some new interest for those returning shoppers.

This first one was dabbed with acrylic paints in lilac, turquoise, and old gold. Then stamped all over with StazOn ink.

 

painted cuff

 

painted cuff 2

 

And this, embellished with a gorgeous Vintaj Dragonfly and a carnelian nugget.

dragonfly cuff

 

This bracelet was embossed, then painted with a mix of acrylic paint and antiquing medium.  Rubbed with a paper towel when almost dry.

With more Vintaj beauties.

green cuff

 

This last one, is a piece of one of my husband’s old leather belts.  And you guessed it!

Another Vintaj pretty.

old belt leather

 

              Two more cuffs made from pieces of the old belt…giving it a new life!

 

flower cuff

 

hoplite cuff

 

Thinking I need to hit the thrift stores for some more leather belts!