DIY Painted Chevron Bracelet

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Let me start by saying I had no clue if this pattern was chevron, tribal, triangles or just something random. Thanks to a few helpful Twitter friends I was informed that it is indeed chevron. A chevron pattern was my original plan but things that I concoct up in my brain do not always translate into what I had originally imagined...hello house decorating. Whole other story so anywhoo...

What you will need:
  • Strip of leather (found at Michaels)
  • Some kind of closure. I used button snaps
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Blue painters tape

Decide how wide you want your bracelet and cut the leather accordingly.

Cut out thin triangle strips like above and place evenly spaced along the leather strip.

Paint the strip of leather.

Wait about 20 minutes until the paint is dry (I am so impatient so this was hard) and remove the blue tape to reveal the pattern.

Attach the button closure.

Such a fun little accessory to make! Plus, the whole project only cost me $5 (cost of leather) since I had everything else.


On a side note: It is the first day of December, which means....I am going to eat the first piece of chocolate in our advent calendar :)

*Update my husband just got nosy and wanted to see what I was giggling about while I was typing...bummer we have to split the chocolate now :(



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43 comments:

Katie*Belle said...

How cool! I love chevron and I can't believe you made this yourself. I hope you get lots of compliments on it : )

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Hahaha. Cute bracelet, even cuter about eating the 1st piece and the CUTEST about the hubby. ;) Sharing the chocolate: THAT is love.

Stephanie Shepherd said...

I always admire the ones who craft jewelry themselves, you're great at making bracelets!

Michelle P said...

Cute!

Mitha Komala said...

wow, awesome dear! i would like to try soon, thanks for sharing :D i love your blog <3

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Corilu Designs said...

Very creative and easy too!

Erin- Thanks I Made It said...

so cool! I never know what to call things either, and end up googling things like "pointy line pattern." : )

sherri lynn said...

I like this! I have almost everything to make it - pinning so I remember to actually do it!

bnfunky said...

Wow!! This is adorable! First DIY I've ever seen that I thought I could actually accomplish!

Julia - the Urban Slant said...

love love love this!!

Nicole said...

So cute! I totally love this!!!

Sara Jahan said...

This is amazing, you are soo creative! Definitely making 10 or 20 of these for gifts for the holidays!
Xoxo,
Sara

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

So pretty! I LOVE all of your jewelry!
Jo-Anna

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Another great bracelet! Darn that giggling, huh? :)

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Beautiful!!! :) Great job!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

This is such a cute idea! I wish I were as crafty as you! Thanks for sharing another great DIY jewelry piece! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Lindsay said...

This is awesome. I really want to try making these! It would be a perfect xmas gift too!

Matilda said...

you should make more of these and sell if its not gonna cos you too much...someone needs to change the trend with an invention and i think you just did...cool idea!!!

Kristen said...

You always amaze me; you come up with the most brillant and beautoful pieces! I wish I had your talent ♥

Happy First!

Anna Elder said...

hahaha Darn that sharing!! :) LOVE this DIY!!

Mindy said...

LOL - next time ya gotta be more sneaky! :o)
The bracelet turned out really cute.

Lesley said...

Brilliant and beautiful! Way to go!

Carlie said...

The last little sentence made me laugh. I love Advent Calendars! And your bracelet turned out great!

Paislea Elyse said...

ah! i love this! so cute and so simple!!

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Alexa said...

First: Lindsay I love this idea...it came out so cute (and cheap, big in my book). Second when I read the part about the chocolate and you giggling to yourself with excitement about it, I burst into laughter. Totally know that feeling. Hope it was tasty even if you had to share! ;)

Pop Champagne said...

lovely DIY, looks easy to do and the result looks awesomeee

Ruthy said...

What a fun and cute idea. Gosh you just have the best ideas out there and I absolutely love reading your blog. I keep coming back to get to read your tips on skin care or whatever else you have in mind.

Daisy said...

Hahaha, that is a bummer! Cool bracelet.

What Sadie Did said...

Ahh cute!! Another great idea, thanks :)

Sadie xx

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

adorable!! i may need to make one for a sister in law for christmas :)

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

Mmmmm this is so well done, girl! Great job.

Cara said...

You always have the most delightful, easy to make accessories. I love your DIYs so much. You should get the tomorrow's advent chocolate for rocking this project!

Jen said...

Love it! What a fun project!

Lindsay said...

This is adorable! Um, you must have the best jewelry collection ever! I want one of these, maybe you should do a giveaway, or send one to me, okay, I can just make one. :)

The Coolidges said...

Super cute. You are so stinkin' crafty! I pinned your clay bracelets you posted about last month, on Pinterest. Someday, I will make them!

lindsathy loves said...

Fun :) I see christmas presents.....

Erin said...

This is too cute! :) Love it!

Emily said...

I always LOVE your DIY jewelry tutorials, Lindsay! :) So creative! Would love for you to link up at Find Your Craft Friday over at my blog if you have time... Have a great Friday!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

So stylish! Love it.

C3 said...

You have the greatest ideas that always come out great!! I love this!!

Wendy said...

Seriously, you come up with -the best- ideas!!!

Unknown said...

I love your project!! I just featured it on my blog! I'm a new follower!
xoxo,Patty.
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Cristin Frank said...

I don't know why I hadn't thought to paint leather. Simple and beautiful!

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