Makers Moments: Leaf Me Alone Floral Mother’s Day Bracelet

Did you know that Mother’s Day in Australia is second to Christmas? How nice is that? Both the United States and Australia celebrate Mother’s Day in May while other countries vary in their traditional date. With that said, it is never too early to create something with your Mom in mind. Today I’m going to show you how to create this simple but pretty bracelet that you can give her to say she’s remembered. Really, this is a nice gift for anyone special in your life.

You are going to need the following supplies:
PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum™ or PE-100 Spellbinders® Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
SR-008 Leaf Me Alone Contour™ Steel Rule Die
T-001 Tool ‘N One™
Others:
Leather strip
Small Beads
Waxed Thread
Mini Brads
Ribbon End Crimps and Clasp
E-6000 Glue

Let’s start by cutting or purchasing a strip of leather, conducive for the width and length of a standard bracelet. Mine is 0.50  x 6″.

Die-cut Flowers from leather.

Poke a small hole in center of Flowers using Tool ‘n One™ and attach brad to center.

Place Flowers where desired and mark with pencil. Remove. Create two holes in between flowers using Tool ‘N One™.

Insert waxed thread into holes and add beads. Tie off in back and glue down.

Adhere die-cut Flowers to bracelet between beads using adhesive.

Attach ribbon end crimps and clasps onto leather bracelet ends.

TIP: For a finished look, stitch edges of the leather band using a straight stitch. You can also buy a skinny leather belt.

And that’s all there is to it.

Happy Creating!

XO,
Debi

Debi Adams
As far as she can remember, Debi has been crafting, creating and doing art in one form or another. Born and raised in Southern California and the mother of four grown daughters, Debi is an in-house designer at Spellbinders. She considers herself an “eclectic artist”, dabbling in mixed-media, party décor, paper crafting, painting, calligraphy, sewing, floral arranging, and everything in between. She has been featured in Somerset Studios and Where Women Cook magazines. Though her passion is art, she enjoys giving away what she makes. Her free time is spent “junkin”, traveling and seeing her girls.