Belt Shortage…

by Lynda Carson.
(Spring Valley)

Belt Shortage by Lynda Carson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Do you have old belts hanging in your closet that no long fit today’s styles?

This happened to me…my old belts were made to buckle at my waist, but today’s pants’ styles button well below my waist, so the belts are too short to buckle!!

What to do??

Belt Shortage by Lynda Carson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Turn them into cute leather bracelets. In fact, five bracelets.

The last one just required a hole punch and used the existing gold belt buckle.

I used a metal bending plier, leather hole punch, rivet and snap kits.

Belt Shortage by Lynda Carson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

The flat metal word connectors were found in the scrap book section of my local Michaels store. Easy, peasy.

Lynda Carson
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  • Laurie says:

    What a fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing.

  • Rose says:

    I love this idea, nice job!
    How do you finish the cut ends?

  • Canne says:

    They look great.

  • Michele R Trappe says:

    What an awesome idea! Love itπŸ’œπŸ‘

  • Rita says:

    Love this idea Lynda. I’m definitely going to experiment! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lynda, this is such a great way to use an un-wearable belt! I especially love the addition of metal with stamped messages. Great ideas!

  • Barbara says:

    Very imaginative. Great job.

  • Lynda says:

    Thank you! Note to Rose…I used a colored sharpie pen to color the cut ends. Looks great! I think acrylic paint would work well too.

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