How to Paint a Bracelet

Painting a leather bracelet.

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How to Paint a Bracelet
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I had this old belt laying around.  I've hung onto it with the intentions of making bracelets out of it.  And, you know what?  Today is the day!

I had this old belt laying around. I've hung onto it with the intentions of making bracelets out of it. And, you know what? Today is the day!

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I trimmed the belt to my desired length and rounded the corners of the cut edge.

I trimmed the belt to my desired length and rounded the corners of the cut edge.

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I stamped the words, "American Girl" into the leather. Now, I've heard that there are these types of stamps that are meant for stamping into metal and another that are meant for stamping into leather.

I stamped the words, "American Girl" into the leather. Now, I've heard that there are these types of stamps that are meant for stamping into metal and another that are meant for stamping into leather.

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I had the stamps that were made to stamp metal, so it didn't turn out that good.  Next, I punched holes out of the end of the bracelet.

I had the stamps that were made to stamp metal, so it didn't turn out that good. Next, I punched holes out of the end of the bracelet.

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I applied a layer of Baby Blue Eyes Sorbet.

I applied a layer of Baby Blue Eyes Sorbet.

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Then, another layer of Aloha Velvet.

Then, another layer of Aloha Velvet.

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Look what happened!n while I was making my American Girl bracelet, Tom Petty came up on Pandora singing American Girl!  It was meant to be...

Look what happened!n while I was making my American Girl bracelet, Tom Petty came up on Pandora singing American Girl! It was meant to be...

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I applied Black Leather Jacket Sorbet across the letters then wiped it off with a paper towel, leaving the letters filled in with black.

I applied Black Leather Jacket Sorbet across the letters then wiped it off with a paper towel, leaving the letters filled in with black.

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I died this ribbon with Waimea Bay Colorations.

I died this ribbon with Waimea Bay Colorations.

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Just put the ribbon in a Baggie and spray your choice of Colorations into the bag.  Rub the ribbon around the Baggie, until it's completely coated.

Just put the ribbon in a Baggie and spray your choice of Colorations into the bag. Rub the ribbon around the Baggie, until it's completely coated.

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It was too bright to go with this worn belt, so I added some Sandcastle Colorations to it.

It was too bright to go with this worn belt, so I added some Sandcastle Colorations to it.

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I simply threaded it through the buckle loops and into the holes I punched.

I simply threaded it through the buckle loops and into the holes I punched.

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I edged the bracelet with Kenyan Copper.

I edged the bracelet with Kenyan Copper.

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I thought it looked a tad plain, so I added some metal embellishments to it after I painted them with Kenyan Copper Sorbet to match.

I thought it looked a tad plain, so I added some metal embellishments to it after I painted them with Kenyan Copper Sorbet to match.

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I finally decided on tracing the letters with a silver pen to make it show up better.

I finally decided on tracing the letters with a silver pen to make it show up better.

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Thanks for stopping by and following along with my SnapGuide!

Thanks for stopping by and following along with my SnapGuide!

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