Do you ever do this??
|I'll be right back, promise!|
My plan was to pour a glass of wine and work on this post after I practiced viola and showered. Well, I finished practicing and poured that wine! Once I realized I still wanted to shower, I put the whole glass in the fridge - promising that I wouldn't take long!
I'm now clean and ready for my friend, wine.
Every now and again I make some bracelets. Some work nicely, others end up feeling a little elementary.
Here's a batch I made back in January during my Pinterest honeymoon (we were in love - and still really dig each other):
Last week I decided to try painting the leather for a change. Spolier alert: I've had better ideas.
I started with a measured piece of leather and taped it down, exposing the shapes I wanted to paint. I painted an "ombre" pink progression. The diamond shapes ended up a little crooked and off-center, I think I over taped.
I used a fine-tipped marker to trace each diamond and clean it up after the paint dried. Lastly, I attached the snaps from a simple kit and a hammer. (using a hammer on anything makes it better, kind of like cheese.) The bracelet fits really well, but I'm super under-impressed with my design:
|Eh. Good fit, lame design.|
While the paint was drying on the first bracelet I tried some free hand painting on a lighter swatch of leather. This time I sewed a button instead of using the snaps:
|A little better, but lots of room for improvement.|
Both the snap and the button work well to keep the bracelets snug. I plan to try painting another leather bracelet, but with a better design plan. I think I need to try painting my design on paper first, to make sure I like it on my wrist.
Not all DIY posts are all "OMG! LOOK SEE! I made something sooooo cool!" Sometimes the DIY projects are a little bit more like, "Ah shit. Don't do what I did."