Remember the swanky purple fur I mentioned on my trip to Nashville? Well, it has been put to good use after I gathered inspiration from the F/W 2013 runways where models were dripping in head to toe fur. My favorite piece is the Fendi cuff because it’s fur AND jewelry!
I love that fur can now be an everyday accessory. Make your own fur cuffs below…
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 20 gauge Metal bracelet blanks
- Gold spray paint (optional)
- E6000 glue
- White marking pencil/Sharpie marker
- Q-tips or toothpicks
Optional: If you want to change the bracelet from silver to gold, spray paint two metal bracelet blanks with two coats of paint. I chose to only paint the outside, but you can always do both sides. Allow for ample drying time since you will be handling and bending the bracelets.
1. Measure the bracelet against your wrist to get an eye ball measurement of where to start bending. The front of the cuff will be more flat for where the fur will lay. The metal sheets are quite malleable so you will be able to make adjustments while bending. I used my hands to make small bends along the bracelet. The best is to bend, fit, bend, fit until you get the right fit for your wrist. The metal bracelet blanks I used are 20 mm gauge. This is thin enough to bend the metal, but thick enough to keep their shape. To pick what gauge of metal to use know that the higher gauge, the thinner the metal.
2. Measure the fur against the bracelet and mark on the back where to cut.
3. To keep the fur on the edges long, flip the fur over and cut with scissors while slightly lifting the back. This will prevent you from giving the fur a haircut.
4. Use a toothpick to spread the glue on the back of the fur. For E6000 glue, let it dry for about 20 seconds before adhering the fur to the bracelet. This will allow the glue to get tacky thus making it easier to apply to the bracelet. Be sure to really apply glue to the edges. Press the fur firmly to the bracelet and hold for about a minute to help it adhere. Let the fur cuffs dry before wearing.
Style your cuffs on each wrist or double up for an extra punch.