Introduction: Painted Suede Bracelet

For this bracelet I used acrylic craft paint to put a freehand design on a piece of medium/thin suede. The closure, for now, is self adhesive industrial strength velcro. I used velcro to make it adjustable. I'll probably sew the velcro on later, but only if it doesn't cause the bracelet to bee too stiff or uncomfortable while wearing.

I made this one mostly to see if it could work, and how well the paint would last with regular wear. If it holds up OK I will make the next one by sewing the suede onto a metal bracelet blank. If I do that one I may do a complete step by step tutorial for it.

Comments

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marcellahella (author)2014-01-18

It is very pretty! Did the acrylic end up lasting long time?

What is acrylic craft paint? It is just regular acrylic paint or it is different?

Thanks, Marcella

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scoochmaroo (author)2011-06-27

This looks neat. I'd love to know more about what you did here. What materials did you use, and what was your technique?

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Gailavira (author)scoochmaroo2011-06-27

Thank you for asking. I had written everything in the instructable before I saved it and published it, but it seems to have disappeared. If you hadn't commented I would never have known.

I'll update the instructable in a couple minutes. Hopefully the text will save this time.

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kangel1 (author)Gailavira2013-06-04

FYI, it still doesn't show any instructions on how you did it. Did you use straight acrylic or mix it with water?

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sunshiine (author)2011-06-29

This is very pretty!