Painted Suede Bracelet

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About: I mostly do wire wrapped jewelry, but I play around with other art mediums too.

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.

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    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

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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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    Gailavirascoochmaroo

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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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    kangel1Gailavira

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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