April 11, 2011

diy leather cuff & giveaway. all about hope, my friend

I'm loving two things today (well actually more, but for the sake of time limitations, we'll talk two). Number one - a DIY tutorial. Number two - a giveaway. The two seem to go hand in hand, don't you think?

Recycled Leather "Hope" Cuff

What You'll Need:

scrap leather
raised button
yarn
charm
felt

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What You'll Do:

Cut two pieces of leather, approximately the size of your wrist circumference.
I cut my strips 6.5" x 1.5"

Cut another small strip about 3.5" x .25"

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Clip the smaller strip to one end of the leather. Make sure that the button will pass through.


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Stitch this piece to the leather.

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Clip both pieces together, right sides out.

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Stitch together around the edges.

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I got a little carried away and stitched a few swirls.

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Clip the charm to the center and, using your yarn, attach the charm to the leather.

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Center the button and attach it to the leather.

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You could stop here, but to finish it off nicely...

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Cut a piece of felt approximately 1/4" smaller around than the leather.
(I added my label)

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Attach the label to the felt then attach the felt to the backside of the leather and...


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You

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are

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done!

Do you REALLY want this recycled leather hope cuff but don't want to make it?
No problem! I'm giving it away.

With all of my giveaways, I provide a plethora of ways to enter.
You'd have to be, well, not reading this to not enter...

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

You have four chances to win. First grab a beverage of your choice, relax, and then...

1: If you're not already, follow Studio Waterstone
2: Add your name to our mailing list (right column link)
3: Blog, Facebook OR Tweet about this giveaway.
and finally
4: What's the most unusual thing in your handbag right now?
Yep, that's an entry, too.

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Good golly Miss Molly! That's a lot of entries!
Enter one time, enter four times or make your own - it's all up to you, my friend.

Let me know what you've done in THIS POST comment section.
Please leave a link in the comment section if you've mentioned this giveaway.


One more thing.
Your chance to enter will end this Sunday, April 17th at 11:59 EST.
I'll reveal the winner on Monday.


Good luck!





52 comments:

  1. Well, the most unusual thing is that I don't have a handbag. I keep my id in a cell phone holder, no cell phone, just the holder. (hey it has the clip to hang from my waistband! how convenient.)

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  2. My favorite word is HOPE!!! I would love to win! Oh, and I'm a follower!

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  3. Most unusual thing in my bag right now is a toy train and two toy trucks and I have a girl.

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  4. I tweeted about your give-a-way!

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  5. The most unusual thing is my handbag itself...it's a little owl, and his head is the top flap!! ;-)

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  6. Super cool cuff! I am a follower of your blog!

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  7. I found a red clown nose in my bag.....we haven't been to the circus in at least 3 years! LOL

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  8. The most unusual thing in my purse would be a crayon my nephew told me to hold on too because he would be checking to make sure I carry it everywhere! LOL!

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  10. AND Follow your blog.

    If it wasn't for the giant Kitty head I might be scary......

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  11. I have a giant Kitty head full of mints. It reminded me of my youth and love for Hello Kitty!

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  12. This is a beautiful cuff!

    The most unusual thing in my bag right now is my lip ring. I had an interview the other day and forgot to take it out before I left the house.

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  13. I have done number 1, 2 and 4 of the winning options - might blog about it later in the week (I want my latest posts of the bead babes challenge up for a little longer). The most unusual thing in my handbag right now is a map of Paris, and used tickets to a concert I just went to during a weekend trip ;-).

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  14. The most peculiar thing I carry around in my purse is a multi-tool. I'm a firm believer in always being a woman prepared and this guy has stepped in to rescue a situation more times than I can count. It has screwdrivers and pliers, a pocket knife, and a can opener.

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  15. I love the cuff - you do the most amazing things! The most unusual thing in my purse now is a little screwdriver with several heads to it. Always be prepared!!!

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  16. I already stalk oh I mean follow you everywhere I can. This would be awesome to give to my sweet daughter as she is 18 and sometimes needs a reminder. I love your tutorials so much and I may actually start sewing again sometime soon.

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  17. Oh the most unusual thing I have in my purse right now is a lipstick I never use.

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  18. I am on your mailing list, I follow and the weirdest thing in my handbag are my shocking pink headphones.

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  19. The most unusual thing in my purse, hmm, I just cleaned it out so it is probably a couple gift cards that have only pennies on them. For some reason I can't throw them out and I rarely remember to use them when I'm in the stores.

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  20. im definitely a follower and i LOVE LOVE LOVE this bracelet..
    count me in.

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  21. the most unusual thing in my purse... a little railroad spike that is about 3 1/2 inches long,, i ran over it two weeks ago and had a flat.. but its so cool looking. I kept it.

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  22. i shared on my facebook..

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/
    ( i think thats the link to it.. )

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  23. i've joined your mailing list too... thanks for the chance to win this.

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  24. I followed over from Hope Studios link party, and I'm sure glad I did! I'm now a follower of your blog. Love this bracelet and if I don't win it, you can bet I'll be making my own!

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  25. Luv the cuff!! Totally fantastic. I am following you on facebook now to and adding you to my favs!!!!

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  26. lori!
    your designs are beautiful!
    wow!
    my jaw dropped wide open when i saw a bag with a belt handle...
    the word clever just doesn't measure up!
    LOVE that! love!

    that cuff is SO great!
    a lucky winner for sure!
    off to do some subscribing & liking!
    with a skip in my step!

    did you paint that heart on your toe yet? :O)
    thanks for your kindness btw!

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  27. Just facebooked it on the facebook I started yesterday...soooo 2 people will see it. Sorry!

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  28. Already on your mailing list! Wahoo!

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  29. Most unusual thing...I just cleaned it last week, but there is a tape measure. Not to weird.

    But last week there was a mini skateboard :)

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  30. Beautiful bracelet thanks for the opportunity to win, I have to now go follow you on facebook.

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  31. I "liked" you on facebook and the most unique thing in my purse right now is a small heart shaped slinky that my three year old gave me. :)
    Thank you for spreading the love with this wonderful giveaway!

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  32. i love this tutorial.....
    would love to make one!!!
    or win it
    my daughter's middle name is hope...she is named after my mom whose name means hope :)
    anyway...the most unusual think in my bag right now is my new hello kitty tape measurer keyring that i just got...and love
    michelle

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  33. this is SO GREAT! love it!
    wish you a lovely and creative day today - sunny greetings from germany, geisslein

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  34. i follow your blog!! the most unusual thing in my handbag is a thing of tooth paste.. no tooth brush to use with it!! i love this cuff!!

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  35. the most unusual thing in my purse right now are two empty toilet paper rolls. i am saving them for a crafty project to whereever I am and if there is an empty roll on the holder I take it. weird, i know! lol

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  36. The most unusual thing in my purse is broken glass. This isn't just any glass, this is glass from a car accident I was in in October. My son and I survived what should have been a fatal crash and when my side window shattered the glass fell into my purse. I keep it there to thank God every day that we survived.

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  37. I follow you on Google Reader! Yay!

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  38. I don't normally carry a purse around but have one when we go to the city so there really isn't anything out of the ordinary in there (sure wish I could find money in there though! hehehe)

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