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Take Crafting To A New Level With Silhouette Leatherette

Ever since I was a young girl I have loved jewelry.  Lately I’ve been admiring the beautiful wide leather cuffs that have been made by some very talented designers on social media.  They inspired me to create my own cuff for today’s post.

 

Supplies needed:

Silhouette Curio™

Silhouette Leatherette Sheets

Silhouette Rhinestones & rhinestone setter

Design ID #25955

 

Step 1: Design

I chose to stick with something simple because this was my first time making a cuff and my 1st time using the leatherette sheets.

Open Silhouette Studio and  choose your design. I stretched this design out a bit in order to fit the dimensions that I was going for.

 

 

Step 2: Alter Design

In order for me to add some metal snaps for closure of the cuff I needed to change the design a little bit.

So I clicked Release Compound Path – this lets me click on individual parts of the design.

 

 

I then clicked on the circles at each end of the design and deleted them.

 

 

Once they were deleted I clicked on Make Compound Path.

 

 

 

Step 3: Cut design

Now is the fun part! I placed the black leatherette sheet onto the mat and stacked the various plates together (following the set up shown in Silhouette Software).

 

I used the Deep Cut Blade, at a setting of 20, speed of 3 and thickness of 33mm.  I also made sure to click on the Double Cut box just to make sure it cut through nicely.

 

 

 

Step 4: Adding some Bling!

Once the cuff was cut out I decided to add some black rhinestones with the rhinestone setter.

I then added a brass colored snap enclosure and voila! My new cuff was made!!

 

 

I had so much fun making these that I decided to make a couple more using the other colors of leatherette sheets.

 

I used my wood burning tool to gently emboss/melt a chevron design into the leatherette and then adhered some teal colored rhinestones.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that I’ve inspired you try something fun like making your own jewelry items.  The possibilities with this beautiful Silhouette Leatherette are endless and my mind just can’t stop thinking of ideas!

 

 

Cari Locken

HI there! I’m Cari Locken from Langley, BC, Canada. I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing kids! I have been crafting since I was a child and love the creative outlet that this hobby brings to me. My formal training is in the area of music as I have a Masters degree in Music and I am currently teaching Band (to Grades 5, 6 & &) as well as private piano lessons. However I always find time to dig out my scrappy supplies and work on a few projects here & there. I love creating scrapbook layouts, preserving the everyday moments and special memories of our family life as well as creating cards & home decor items . Other than scrapbooking I enjoy spending time watching my children play sports, reading, knitting, photography and cooking. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Team!

Designs Used:

borders

Products Used:

Silhouette Curio™

assorted rhinestone pack (clear, metallic, black)

Deep-Cut Blade

assorted rhinestone pack (aqua, teal, mint)

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3 comments

  1. I keep telling myself I don’t have a use for the Curio, however I’ve seen so many amazing projects that I think I see one in my future! Great project! Thank you!

  2. Do you have to use the Curio and Deep Blade for the leatherette sheets? I just bought some and planned to use them on the cameo 3.

    1. You don’t need the Curio, you can use any of our cutting machines (Curio, CAMEO, Portrait).

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