DIY Leather Chevron and Navajo Bracelets

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I have some exciting news to share with everyone.  I’ve been busting at the seams to tell you  that I’ve been asked to be a part of the Cricut Next Design Space Star competition.  I am hugely honored to be a part of this competition and have the chance to create with such a talented group of people. I’m on Team #14 with some very talented and crafty ladies.  For the next couple of months, we will be be given different challenges as part of the Cricut Next Design Space Star.

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Our challenge for this round was fashion/gear.  Our team decided on the theme of geometric to incorporate with the overall fashion/gear challenge.   Immediately, I was inspired to create jewelry.  As many of you know, I love jewelry and love to create it.  I’ve been inspired lately by all of the gold, chevron, and navajo trends as of late.   I have to admit that I feel a little bit like a contestant on Project Runway and can hear Tim Gunn in my head right now saying, “Get to it.”  Lol!

Here’s What You Need:

I started by creating my design in Illustrator and uploading it to Cricut Design Space.  From there, it was easy to size the bracelet to the exact size that I wanted.  I ended up going with 7.75″ for the length and .75″ in width.  The best part about this is if I wanted to make the bracelet thicker… no problem.  Just adjust the sizing in the Cricut Design Space before you cut it out of the leather.  The same is true if I needed additional length in the bracelet. I love this option because I can size the bracelets perfectly to my wrist size.  

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Next, apply the leather to the cutting mat & load it into the Cricut. Because the leather I was using wasn’t very thick, I used the standard blade, not a deep cut blade. Now, locate your cut-able image on your Mat preview. Adjust the Smart Set Dial to “Custom” then, in the Design Space choose the “Leather, Light (1.1 mm) Deep Cut” setting. Press “Go” on the Cricut and let it do it’s thing.

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Once your bracelets have been cut, CAREFULLY and Slowly peel them off of the sticky mat. Now you can add your snaps… This isn’t very difficult but you have to pay attention to which side the different parts go on.

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It’s that simple…

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I love how these turned out and the way they resemble metal.

***UPDATE***  My project on the Cricut Design Space Pinterest Board here.  Please pin if your on Pinerest!  That would be awesome to share the Pinterest love and for a chance to win! 😉

Disclosure:  I received my Cricut Explore as part of the Cricut Design Space Star competition. Even though I am not being directly compensated for this post, I am competing in the Cricut Design Space Star. I may receive prizes in exchange for a winning project. All opinions are 100% my own.  

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  1. Molly says

    Am I missing a link somewhere? I can’t seem to find the design file. And any tips on where you found your leather? Thanks! What a great project!

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