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Wowsa. What was the reaction when you wore it out at night? - Neepha
nice - ana.gopic
Ah! This is just too good. You're a rock star!! - asergeeva
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Hi owenswise,Just saw this, so sorry it's so late! This might seem like a tough problem, but it's an easy fix. I made a leather necklace too short once and I didn't want to undo all my work either. You know what Carpenters say? "Measure twice, cut once!" But we all screw up a few times! My fix for a too short necklace was to add more leather and make more buttonholes. Now I can wear it at several different lengths. Lots of leather bracelets are made deliberately with two or more buttonholes to start with, so people have more flexibility in the size.For a bracelet that needs an extra inch, adding another button holeis really a great solution. You can tie your leather to the existing button hole to extend it. To make it more professional looking, you can also undo the knot on the first button hole and make one knot with the new piece, joining the two, so it looks like you intended to have two button holes, and it doesn't look like an extra piece was added on. When you make your knot, put glue inside the knot, then tie it so it's snug. You can cut off any ends that show from the first button hole, but carefully glue where you cut them so they won't come undone. It usually takes 24 hrs for the glue to cure, and then you can wear it.You can add a leather buttonhole and button to any kind of bracelet you want, as long as there's some kind of link on the end to tie the leather to! I've done it just to give a bracelet a 'softer' or a more rustic look. You can attach a larger closed jump ring to the end and tie on a piece of leather to that, then make a button hole out of it. You need a button on the other end secured with either wire or leather. Then just knot your leather, measure a button hole, and add another knot at the end. I like to use barrel knots, but use what you think looks good for the style of the bracelet. Measure your button so it fits in the hole, and leave two pieces of short leather after the last knot, cutting the ends at an angle. Put glue inside the knots before you tighten them using either "Super New Glue" using a toothpick or you can also use the fine point on GS Hyper Cement, used for fine work. Both work great! I hope these instructions are clear enough to follow.Thanks so much for your question, and good luck with that. Let me know how it works for you!~Jaclen
Hi JeanB77,Thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate that!~Jaclen
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This is so fancy! - Penolopy Bulnick
D O P E Love it, awesome job!!! - bekathwia
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You are such a talent Natalina!! This is an incredibly beautiful project. - Paige Russell
I can't wait to see the whole costume come together in part two. The headpiece is amazing!! - wold630
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Hello!Thank you! I love this hobby. I have a question. I made a bracelet but I didn't leave enough leather cord except to make one knot. Most women's wrist is 6", mine is 6.5". It's too small for either! I know I can shorten it but it would mess up the pattern and I hate to undo all the work. Do you have any ideas for extending it? I only need about an inch to make it comfortable for a size 6 wrist.Thank you,Amyowenswise@gmail.com
Hi Jaclen,Thank you for the tips. I hope you have another for me. Do you have any suggestions for extending the length once the leather has been cut and the bracelet made? I only need about an inch and don't want to take away beads because it would mess up the pattern, make it an entire wrap shorter than I had planned and it would be awful to undo the work. Thank you in advance.Amyowenswise@gmail.com
Ok,thank you! that is really useful information, i really appreciate you sharing your expertise as there are very few options where I'm from, here in east India!:)
You are right, I thought they were plastic but the two kinds of boning pictured next to the spiral metal are polyester. As I mention in that step, I am not a fan of either of these types of commonly found craft store boning. Both buckle and warp, and don't work well for curved seams. It's worth the time to order boning online. Plastic has some advantages in that it's easy to cut to length, however a flat stay like this is much better. For curved seams, always use spiral steel bones.
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I link to the fiber optics I used in steps 2 and 3.
Hi Natalina! Is that polyester boning pictured next to the spiral one? Is it possible to use polyester boning for corsets? I've never handled polyester myself..
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