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I am totally loving all the leather wrist wraps that I am seeing this season and felt inspired to give it a go and see what I could whip up in the crafty mom-cave. This feature in Country Living really got me thinking....
Using a craft blade I salvaged the good leather off of the purse. This netted me two large pieces and the leather handles to put away for another project.
whoa!.. sorry about that awful photo!
After salvaging the leather I decided that I wanted strips that were 1/2 inch wide so I got out my quilting ruler and my rotary cutter. ( If you don't have a rotary blade a craft knife will work just fine)
After this I had to do a little guessing. By looking at the examples in the article I guessed that the leather strips were about 18 to 24+ inches long depending on how many times they were wrapped. My leather was going to only net me strips that were about 10 inches long so I knew no matter what I would connecting my strips.
Rainbow Brite variety... it was all I had on hand, next time I will use all red or maybe silver. Next I used silver jump rings to hook the bands together and added a toggle clasp to the end.
Of course since I am the type that can't leave good enough alone I wanted to add a charm. So back to the stash and then this time I came up with a darling bird charm but it is in copper.. drat!.. But never fear, with just a bit of silver Rub n' Buff the little birdy goes from copper to an aged silver in no time!
So there you go... from purse to leather wrist wrap in under an hour! Honestly it was fun and dead-easy.. so easy in fact that I dug a little deeper in my stash and finally found some silver grommets and have already made another wrap just for you!
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