I have a leather punch that I used to punch a small hole in about 1/2 inch from one side and centered.
|Metal button back|
|This shows the nail head of the metal button|
Put the nail head of the metal button into the hole and then flip over the leather and line up the decorative metal button top, carefully flip over again and put the button back on a hard surface.
|This is the top of the decorative jean button|
With one good whack of the hammer it will be attached firmly to the leather. On the other side of the leather I made two small holes parallel of each other and cut the center to form the button hole for the cuff.
|Give the back of the button a whack or two with your hammer|
|The button is now attached|
|This is what it looks like buttoned|
|My Euro Punch|
Now line up to the mid section of your leather cuff and mark where the holes will hit the cuff. Make a tiny hole with a leather punch, and then add a micro screw thru the pottery bead, finding and leather secure on the back with a micro nut. You could add E-6000 to the back of the metal finding before attaching the screws for a more secure fit.
|This cuff was made with one of my Edith beads|
|I love the patina on the metal|
|This image shows the micro screws on the inside of the cuff. The back of the micro screw can be sanded with a
file if it is too long.|
|This image shows all the details of the cuff assembly|
|Another version using black leather and one of my pottery rose beads|
These are so easy to make and the varieties could be endless using old findings and pottery beads. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Happy day! Cindy