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Shimmer-All-Around Bracelets

Wrap one of these beaded beauties around your wrist.

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Craft knife, ruler, and cutting mat

  • Craft paint and brush (All-surface paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, in Wild Salmon, Habanero, and Love Bird, $2.50 for 2 oz., plaidonline.com)

  • Gilding adhesive and silver gilding sheets (optional) (Fabri-Tac permanent adhesive, by Beacon, $10, michaels.com)

  • Bead trim or bullion trim (Chevron bead trim, in Silver, 3/8" and 7/8", from $8 a yd.; and bullion braid (#60003002), $8 a yd., mjtrim.com)

  • Sewing supplies

  • Clear fabric glue

  • Nickel button stud, 8 millimeters

steps

  1. Download and print template; cut out. Trace onto wrong side of leather with pencil; cut out.

  2. Punch out holes and make slit as indicated.

  3. Mix equal parts craft paint and water. Brush onto strip; let dry.

  4. To add silver leafing, see step 6 in So-Clutch Pouches instructions (skip sealing).

  5. For bead trim: Cut to desired length. Glue backing down, then glue to leather strip.

  6. For bullion trim: Cut to desired length plus 2 inches. Twist ends, then fold under and glue to prevent fraying. Glue trim to leather strip. Tack down ends with a needle and thread.

  7. Weight with books for a few hours. Add stud in flat end.

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