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At first I was afraid, I was petrified that I wouldn’t be able to make something wearable out of leather, chain and pirate charms.

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But I’m sooo happy (and a little surprised) with how it turned out.

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And it was simple simple simple to make. I braided ultra suede strips with gold chain and hung charms off of it. I made it long enough to be a necklace or to wrap three times around your wrist.

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Aaaaargh you as excited as I am about it?

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Speaking of things I’m excited about, this dress is currently at the tailors getting shortened. It’s pretty as it is, just a little too heavy.

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Won’t be nearly as fun for the puppy when it’s shorter, but it will be far more fun for me. I’ll post the “after” shot next week.

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  • Reply hauteworld June 8, 2009 at 7:49 am

    That bracelet turned out beautifully! I remember once braiding just black strands of leather, then attaching silver charms to it… I was about 10 and totally proud of myself. I really should try that out again, but do it your way!

    And I can’t wait to see what you’ve done with that dress. I love the pattern but agree that in it’s current state, there’s just a bit too much fabric.

  • Reply Jennifer Nicole June 8, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Gorgeous! You managed to take some potentially tacky elements and make something really cool and unique. Bravo!

  • Reply Liv June 8, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    wow you should make more of those and sell them! I’ve been looking for braided leather bracelets and every hipster store is selling them for like $85 a piece! that doesn’t work when I want at least 5 of them…

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