Ever since I saw that Celine suede cuff on the runway last year, I’ve been kind of obsessed with it. I said back then that I would DIY it and I’ve only just gotten around to it. I even went to visit the cuff in person at Barney’s a few times, because I was considering buying it, but at around $400 I just couldn’t resist the DIY. To see it is to understand how to make it, its pretty self explanatory, right?
The only thing is that, yes to see it is to understand how to make it, but, it was trial and error until I got the right glue. You could sew it together, or use grommets, but I was lazy and chose glue. I got this metal ring and suede from M&J Trimming, but they don’t have the ring online. You need less than one yard of suede.
1. Measure the tape around your right and cut it off of your main piece. You are then going to NARROW the suede that is crossing the bracelet vertically.
2. Glue the ends of the suede in place around the ring. Try to get as tight around the ring as you can, and use the blue tape to hold it in place.
3. My suede was really the back of leather, so I double sided it by gluing two leather strips together. You dont have to do that, but it had the added benefit of making the material thick and stiff enough to stay put through the loop.
4. Glue the back of the suede to the middle of the back of the first piece of suede. Cover where you glued the first time.
5. Measure the suede around your arm, thread it through the ring, and cut where it feels appropriate. Leave some extra suede for good measure.
6. You may need a snap or a hook and eye to keep your bracelet in place, mine didn’t.
First my sister Steph modeled it, and then I couldn’t resist either. Mainly because LOOK, I just cut SIX inches off of my hair. Also no more ombre! Panic attacks were plentiful. How veiny are my hands? And I’m not really supposed to pose with the boxes collecting at the door, am I?