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Easy Heart-Studded Leather Cuff

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‘Tis the season to be heart-shaped. 

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away, and it’s brimming with crafty and culinary potential. I’ve joined 9 other fantastic Canadian Bloggeresses to create a collection of ten Valentine’s projects worth checking out.  At the end of this post, there will be links to all of the other girls’ projects. You’ll want to take a look, I promise. 

I have been dabbling in the art of jewelry-making as of late, which has been a fun (and eye-opening) adventure. Guys, don’t tell anyone, but making your own jewelry is SO much cheaper than buying it. 

When I saw these heart-shaped charms, I immediately knew that I had to use them. 

And I knew how. 

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Both the silver heart beads and the cuff (which comes pre-punched with little holes) are from Consumer Crafts. At first I worried that the cuff wouldn’t fit on my wrist – sometimes bracelets are like that for me, sigh  – but this easily snapped on.  

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 Here is where I show my fancy MacGyver skills in the craft room. I had some fishing line kicking around from another project. It was perfect for threading the beads onto the cuff. 

Of course, feel free to use jewelry wire instead. But fishing line worked just fine for this project.

Start by threading your line through the cuffs and tying them together tightly. I cut myself about 18 inches of line to work with.  

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 Thread a bead onto the heart and then slip the line back into the hole on the cuff.  

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On the inside of the cuff, move over two holes, thread the line, and slip another bead into place.  It’s basically like that lacing practice that we all did as children. It becomes rhythmic after the first two hearts.  Keep your line tight without stretching the line, and continue on down the cuff until you’ve finished. Tie off the line (the same way it was done at the beginning of the bracelet) and ta-daaaahhhh! You’ve finished. You’ve made yourself a ridiculously easy and cute heart-studded cuff. 

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It’s about five minutes of work, and it’s be a lovely little something to gift to a friend.

Or to keep for yourself. You’re your own best Valentine, I say. 

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The inspiration continues! A gaggle of lovely Canadian lasses have created 9 other amazing tutorials to help you get your Valentine on this year. 

Please visit their spaces and admire their creative prowesses! 

Valentine's Blog Hop 2014

From left to right, they are:

From left to right, they are:

Cream Cheese and Mint Heart-shaped Lollipops by Craftberry Bush
My Easy Valentines Love Garland
Romantic Lace Candle Holders by The DIY Dreamer
Valentine’s Day Treat Bags with Iron-on Transfer Printables by Satori Design For Living
DIY Valentine Goodie Bags by The Sweet Escape
Chalkboard Instagram Photo Canvas by Fynes Designs
Easy DIY Heart-studded Leather Cuff by Suburble
DIY Valentine’s Tea Bag Set by Northstory
I Like You A “Hole” Lot Doughnut Hole Valentine by Clean and Scentsible
Valentine’s Treat Tubes by Echoes of Laughter

Enjoy looking around! It’s a huge heap of talent right here! 

ABOUT AUTHOR
Tara

49 comments

  1. February 1, 2014
    Christine

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the bracelet Tara!!!! I can’t wait to show it to Gabrielle, she’s going to want one too!
    Christine recently posted…Romantic Lace Candle HoldersMy Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      Oh, I’m sure that she could help you make it too. It’s such a great and simple project!

      Reply
  2. February 1, 2014
    Virginia Fynes

    This is Crazy cute!!! I LOVE it… and I NEED one now! The perfect combination of tough girl, and sweet girl! Can’t wait to try this jewellery piece!
    Virginia Fynes recently posted…Instagram Photo Chalkboard CanvasMy Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      Virginia – You should! You’re so crafty, you could probably have this done in three minutes!

      Reply
  3. February 1, 2014
    Jo-Anna

    I love your bracelet Tara! It’s perfectly pretty and subtle! I really need to start wearing more jewelry!!
    Jo-Anna recently posted…Easy Valentines Love GarlandMy Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      I love love LOVE jewelry. It’s one of the reasons why I started making it. It’s so much cheaper to just make your own!

      Reply
  4. February 1, 2014
    Shauna

    Love these cuff bracelets, and who knew they are so easy to make! I think you should keep it (or I can send you my address LOL!)!
    Shauna recently posted…Valentine’s Day Treat Bags with Iron-on Transfer PrintablesMy Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      They’re SO easy to make! It makes me think that I should whip some out and send them out to friends! 🙂

      Reply
  5. February 1, 2014
    amy @ one artsy mama

    I. want. it.
    amy @ one artsy mama recently posted…Valentine’s Day: The Duck® WayMy Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Amy! It can be yours, for about $3 and five minutes of your time. I’m not kidding, it was THAT easy!

      Reply
  6. February 1, 2014
    Jenn

    I am loving the leather bracelets these days and this is SO cute with the hearts!
    Jenn recently posted…Valentine’s Day Printables {Treat Toppers}My Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Jenn! I’m a big fan of the cuff craze too!

      Reply
  7. February 1, 2014
    Lindsay Faber

    This might be my favourite craft of yours. I LOVE this. Love. And I am a friend. Who lives just around the corner. Just sayin’. LOL.
    Lindsay Faber recently posted…A perfect day with the L family {South Surrey BC Family Photographer}My Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      Awww… that’s so sweet. And I somehow decoded your secret message…. Do you want a leather cuff!?!? 😉

      Reply
  8. February 1, 2014
    Lucy

    I love these so much ! I would probably make one after the other.

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      It wouldn’t take you very long, either! That’s one of my favourite aspects of this cuff – it’s SO easy!

      Reply
  9. February 1, 2014
    Angie@Echoes of Laughter

    Wow! So pretty Tara! I am loving all the leather cuff bracelets I am seeing around….so current! I adore the hearts you added…..perfect! Thank you again for all of your hard work in organizing this hop! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend with your family! Angie xo
    Angie@Echoes of Laughter recently posted…Valentine’s Treat TubesMy Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Angie – you always leave the sweetest comments. I am so happy to be a part of this group; there’s so much creative talent here!

      Reply
  10. February 1, 2014
    Melissa

    This is super cute!! Did these hearts come in gold? I love gold & black together .
    Melissa recently posted…{DIY: valentine goodie bags}My Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      So far, I can only find the silver ones, Melissa. But I’ll keep my eye out and let you know!

      Reply
  11. February 2, 2014
    Dani @ lifeovereasy

    Love this Tara! So easy, too. I need to get myself to the bead store!
    Dani @ lifeovereasy recently posted…Super Easy DIY Bleach Spray Valentine’s TanksMy Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      I love easy projects. Sometimes my favourite projects are ones that I whipped together in 10 minutes!

      Reply
  12. February 2, 2014
    Amy of while wearing heels

    Who knew MacGyver and pretty jewelry could be said when referring to beautiful jewelry. Such an easy and beautiful creation.
    Amy of while wearing heels recently posted…Ice Cold HeartsMy Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      Oh, MacGyver had that rad flowing hairstyle – I’m sure his body was no stranger to jewelry.

      Thought it was probably gold chains or something equally macho. 😉

      Thank you so much, Amy!

      Reply
  13. February 2, 2014
    Alex @ northstory

    Little known random fun fact about me, in my pre suburban housewife life, I spent the better part of my youth wearing a leather cuff bracelet that I still have hidden away in my jewelry box. I would totally wear this!
    Alex @ northstory recently posted…DIY Valentine’s Tea BagsMy Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      Love that you wore a cuff before it was cool. Almost like a hipster…. 😉

      Reply
  14. February 3, 2014
    Lisa @ Wine & Glue

    Tara, this is adorable! OMG. I totally don’t need a new hobby . . . but I really want to go pick up some jewelry making supplies . . . Pinning this!!
    Lisa @ Wine & Glue recently posted…Free Valentine Printable {Mustache Valentines}My Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      Oh Lisa – once you dabble in the jewelry-making realm, you’ll be hooked. I am always looking for something to buy/make/repurpose into jewelry now.

      It’s so CHEAP! 🙂

      Reply
  15. February 3, 2014
    Mel

    Oh now that is pretty I LOVE it, just perfect for winter.
    Mel recently posted…So You Broke Your New Years Resolutions, Now What?My Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      Oh, thank you so much, Mel! I’m really loving cuffs these days. I’ll have to try out a few different ones, I think.

      Reply
  16. February 4, 2014
    Kenz, Interiors By Kenz

    My biggest question is why aren’t you selling these on Etsy?!
    Kenz, Interiors By Kenz recently posted…Purple and Gold Matryoshka NurseryMy Profile

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    • February 4, 2014
      Tara

      How sweet and wonderful are you, Kenzie? Well… lots of reasons, and mostly because I get distracted by shiny things and often only make one or two of anything! 🙂

      Reply
  17. February 5, 2014
    Krista @thehappyhousie

    It is a lovely gift idea (or I might keep it for myself). I haven’t done much jewelry making but you are inspiring me to give ‘er a go. Pinning – great tutorial!
    Krista @thehappyhousie recently posted…Work it Wednesday with Features {& Target Gift Card Giveaway}My Profile

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  18. March 22, 2014
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    I HEART THIS, Tara! You are becoming quite the leather cuff queen, I must say. Fantabulous work, friend.
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet recently posted…Chill Pills Gag Gift & Silhouette GiveawayMy Profile

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