Saturday, February 13, 2016

Repurposed Belts



When my farther in law passed away a few years ago, my husband brought back quite a bit of things to go through. One of them were belts. I immediately thought of making bracelets out of them. Well... that was a few years ago, and of course I didn't want to hurry into anything, lol. So this is what I have been up to. Repurposing leather belts into bracelets.

I love how beaten up this bracelet looks. I added the white lace but it was such a stark contrast to the leather that I decided to tea stain the lace. It took a couple of times to get the look I was after but I like how it fits in now.




 It took a while to find the size of snaps I needed to get through the leather.





Love the look of the rustic leather and lace.
You can see it in my Etsy store here.
So tell me what you think!!

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33 comments:

  1. Hi Cheryl - I love your bracelets! I also make cuff bracelets from bits and pieces of leftover fabric, ribbons, lace, and vintage buttons. Pop around to see me and take a peek at mine. They are quite different from yours, but I think we both are having fun repurposing stuff and make beautiful NEW stuff! Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Nina, can't wait to see your bracelets!!

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  2. Your bracelet is very pretty. I find it gratifying to make things with repurposed materials like your belt bracelet. I have made a couple in the past with old belts and have also used the leather bracelet blanks from craft stores but they usually have one center snap and are not very stable it seems. The contrast of the leather and lace is very romantic!

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    1. Thank you Lynn, I'm so happy you stopped by. It seems like the leather you get in the craft stores are thin and limited, not sure because I haven't used them but it just seems that way.

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  3. What a cool way to repurpose those belts.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by!!

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  4. I *love* making cuffs from salvaged leather belts- one of my favorite past times and something I always keep in my Etsy shop. Yours is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for linking up to Talk of the Town!

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    1. Aren't they fun!! Thank you for stopping by, I need to check out your shop!!

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  5. That's such a lovely idea. They look great and it's nice to reuse something that belonged to someone special.

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    1. Thank you Julia, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment!! I made another one for my daughter and it is a great reminder of her Grandpa!!

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  6. Those are super cute!! And I'm sure if you'd find something similar to that in the store they'd be twice as much as what you spend on supplies for it!

    Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie, I appreciate the compliment! Thank you for stopping by!!

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  7. Cheryl, clever idea! I wonder what else I could do with old belts?

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    1. Thank you Jean, that is a great question! I have been racking my brain on that also. Will let you know if I come up with anything else. Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. What a neat idea! I have a teenager who would love this. Thanks!
    Blessings, Leigh

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    1. Thank you Leigh, mine sure did, please share when you do make them. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  9. What a brilliant way to repurpose old belts. I LOVE the addition of the lace. Thanks for sharing your creation at Talk of the Town.

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    1. Thank you Betsy, I love it too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Very creative!! Came over from Best of the Weekend. :)

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    1. Thank you Sarah and for stopping by!

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  11. Cute idea! I've been saving my old belts, now I just need to learn how to add the snaps.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I will get you a link that will help. Thanks for stopping by and please show me when you get them made!!

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  12. Leather and lace reminds me of an old Fleetwood Mac song. Love the bracelets. I need to try my hand at making one. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm and I hope to see you back next week! sb

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    1. I hope you do make one or lots and send pics so I can see them. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. I hope you do make one or lots and send pics so I can see them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Oh that is just gorgeous. Well done you

    Mollyxxx

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  14. Thank you so much for your compliment and for taking the time to stop by!!

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  15. What a lovely idea to make bracelets out of his old belts. I love the dipped lace detail, it really works.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

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    1. Thank you Sally and thanks for dropping by!!

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  16. I love it! This is such a great idea. Sure wish I'd thought of that before getting rid of old belts. Very clever indeed!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet compliment and thanks for stopping by! I wish you still had them too, they are very fun!

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  17. What a creative idea, Cheryl. I can see all kinds of possibilities. Thanks for adding your creativity to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! This post has been pinned to our group board.

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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